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10 Facts About Love and the Brain

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Love Is In Your Mind

While we usually connect love with the heart, new studies have shown that love actually stems from the brain. Pioneering work by researchers both at Rutgers University and University College London have shown that romantic love activates regions of the brain involved with risk and reward -— and deactivates areas involved with judgment and decision-making.

Love Is In Your Mind

Moreover, Helen Fisher, one of my favorite researchers, says that there are three systems for love in the brain: one for sex, one for romantic love and one for attachment. She says that these systems work together but can just as easily work against one another, resulting in all the triumphs and defeats we talk about when we talk about love.

Your Hormones Aren’t in Control

We are told from birth that we’re slaves to our hormones, and that those bad boys influence everything we…

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