Day: September 2, 2022

How Does Love Affect the Brain?

A recent study suggests that romantic love can lower serotonin levels in the brain. The study looked at brain scans of people who were intensely attracted to someone. Researchers found that the ventral tegmental area and the caudate nucleus light up when a person looks at a picture of their attractive partner. The Ancient Greeks attempted to define love. They classified it into four types: phila, which refers to love between best friends, eros, which is the classic romantic love, and agape, which is the kind of love that is divine. However, we often blur these distinctions. Nevertheless, it is…
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