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Brains in Love

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 sisoon (original poster moderator #31240) posted at 8:43 PM on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

My W showed me an article that's behind a pay wall about some research into brains in love. I don't think I can legally quote it, but I can share some of it because the research, led by a Helen Fisher, is public. The research is new to W & me; maybe it will be new and of interest to you.

Fisher found that lots of areas in the brain light up when a subject is shown photos of the beloved but not when shown photos of non-beloved people/places/things. What surprised her is that the Claudate nucleus (lizard brain) is one of them.

Below are 3 articles that describe the research and some of its implications.

Brain in love - Harvard

Brain in love - NIH

Brain in love - Time

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leafields ( Guide #63517) posted at 6:14 AM on Sunday, February 11th, 2024

Thank you, Sisoon. Brain imaging has shown so much about love and infidelity that can be informative.

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Shehawk ( member #68741) posted at 2:11 AM on Thursday, February 15th, 2024

Brain research is so interesting. Thanks Sisoon

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