Susan Farley, top; Michael Falco for The New York Times
Dr. Lucy Brown, above, and Dr. Helen Fisher, left, analyzed 2,500 brain images from 17 college students in the throes of new love - a drive, Dr. Fisher said, that "can be stronger than the will to live."
American Psychological Society
A new study suggests that an area of the brain known as the caudate is associated with passion.
posted on 05/30/2005 6:28:21 PM PDT
That's what happened to all the dems that love hillary....
posted on 05/30/2005 6:31:22 PM PDT
(It's frustrating when you know all the answers, but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.)
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posted on 05/30/2005 6:32:35 PM PDT
(May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
So, that explains everything! I was insane when I fell in love with a liberal and dated him for 3 years. ;-)
posted on 05/30/2005 6:38:11 PM PDT
by Nataku X
(I want to be a great masochist so I can learn to be a great sadist someday!)
To: neverdem; cyborg; nuconvert
Love is very interesting. And yes, it does seem akin to madness ....in fact it seems exactly like madness. A rabid giggling raving singing soaring euphoric ecstasy of madness. And I love it.
(Now, let me go watch Moulon Rouge for the umpteenth time ...erm, cough cough.... I mean let me go watch illegal no-holds barred Vietnamese dirt-pit fighting LOL).
posted on 05/30/2005 6:39:06 PM PDT
(Nuclear tipped ICBMs: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol.)
Romeo, oh Romeo!
Whereforth art thy brainscans?
posted on 05/30/2005 6:39:54 PM PDT
Unbeknowst to me I was dating a married man. When I found out, we parted ways but I was really crushhed to find out it was all a lie. I had a really bad facial acne condition for two years and since I've found someone who really does love me and isn't a pathological liar, it's disappeared. Glad I didn't spend the $1000 a doctor was going to charge me to clean up my face.
posted on 05/30/2005 7:13:00 PM PDT
(I am ageless through the power of the Lord God.)
New love can look for all the world like mental illness.....
All the world loves a
lover mental illness?
posted on 05/30/2005 7:20:01 PM PDT
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"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind;
And therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind:..."
posted on 05/30/2005 7:21:29 PM PDT
by Doctor Stochastic
(Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
It is closer in its neural profile to drives like hunger, thirst or drug craving...
Several years ago I saw an "Army film" about how cocaine affected the brain. This fits with that.
posted on 05/30/2005 7:21:37 PM PDT
(The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
... Ms. Katz said she became hyperactive to distract herself after the split, but said she also had moments of almost physical withdrawal, as if weaning herself from a drug...years and years ago one of the best professors of Psychology I ever encountered, Dr. Richard Solomon, shocked one of his classes including a naive young me by hypothesizing that love is in fact an "addiction" - he'd find evidence provided in studies such as this amusing and validating, but unfortunately he passed away a decade ago.......
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