– and it can even block pain …
I’m sure that many of us know this already. OK, it was only a small sample – fifteen to be precise – involved in an experiment at Stanford University. All were in the passionate early stages of a relationship.
When they were subjected to pain and exposed to photos of their loved ones – as opposed to just an attractive friend, the subjects reported that moderate pain was reduced by 45% and intense pain by 12%. Scans confirmed that these feelings of love indicated heightened activity in the same areas of the brain as are triggered by morphine and cocaine.
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