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The science of love

I just read a really cool article in the latest Economist. Scientists have made progress understanding the science, genetics, and neurochemistry of love. Yeah, you read that right. Love.

My favorite quote:

Parts of the brain that are love-bitten include the one responsible for gut feelings, and the ones which generate the euphoria induced by drugs such as cocaine. So the brains of people deeply in love do not look like those of people experiencing strong emotions, but instead like those of people snorting coke.

It’s very worth reading. Also, this book is listed as a reference, which might be cool:

Helen Fisher, Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love (Amazon | isbn.nu | B&N)

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One thought on “The science of love

  1. so you’re saying love is harmful and should be illegal? i wont live in a world without love, no sir…I can’t live the button-down life like you. I want it all: the terrifying lows, the dizzying highs, the creamy middles.

    Sure, I might offend a few of the bluenoses with my cocky stride and musky odors — oh, I’ll never be the darling of the so-called “City Fathers” who cluck their tongues, stroke their beards, and talk about “What’s to be done with this Homer Simpson?”

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