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Love the pain away

Passionate, intense feelings of love can provide amazingly effective pain relief, claims a new Stanford University School of Medicine study which compares the physiological effects of love to painkillers or drugs such as cocaine. “When people are in this passionate, all-consuming phase of love, there are significant alterations in their mood that are impacting their […]

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A genetic basis for love at first sight

A multinational team of researchers has discovered that at the genetic level, some males and females are more compatible than others, and that this compatibility plays an important role in mate selection and mating outcomes. The study, published in GENETICS, details how a team of scientists from the United States and Australia discovered that before […]

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Love – Just A Basic Mammalian Response

A team led by a neuroscientist, an anthropologist and a social psychologist has found that early, intense romantic love may have more to do with motivation, reward and the “drive” aspects of human behavior than with the emotions or sex drive. The study, using a magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI ) machine, looked at the brain […]

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