Saturday, June 11, 2005

Hungry Eyes 

At last, proof that the Dirty Dancing soundtrack has a solid scientific base. New romantic love is like hunger, thirst or craving for drugs. At least that's what some US researchers believe after looking at functional MRI scans of people in love. Each subject was shown an image of their partner. I wonder if the same part of the brain becomes active if people hear or smell their partners?

The same researchers have now moved on to scan the brains of people who've been dumped. Preliminary findings show that being dumped heightens romantic love. How much does that suck?

Read all about it in 'Watching New Love as It Sears the Brain' New York Times, 31 May 2005).

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