Your Brain In Love

Your Brain In Love

After scanning the brains of 100 students from Southwest University in China, researchers discovered differences in brain activity between those who were in love, those who weren't in love, and those who had recently broken up with someone they loved. Participants in the study were told to think of "nothing" during the scans, enabling the scientists to get a better idea of their everyday brain activity.

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from ASAPScience

Key Facts In This Video

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    Love is intertwined with the evolutionary survival of the human race. (0:19)

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    The brain of someone in love looks similar to the brain of someone on cocaine. (0:44)

  • 3

    There is a surge of dopamine and norepinephrine during orgasm and when we look at pictures of those we love. (1:21)

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