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How Close Relationships Affect Healing: A Neuroscientific Overview
Research has long shown that people with strong social networks and relationships heal faster than those who do not. Now the emerging field of "social neuroscience" offers several explanations as to why. At the top of the list is the discovery of "mirror n...
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What Brain Scans Reveal About Love
The Wall Street Journal has published an interesting article discussing the chemical basis of love. In the lab it seems falling in love is a lot like addiction--and heartbreak isn't too different from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Read more: Is It Love or...
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Breakups Don't Hurt As Much As We Imagine
Are the weepy breakup scenes of film and television more fiction than fact? A new study called "Mispredicting Distress Following Romantic Breakup: Revealing the Time Course of the Affective Forecasting Error" suggests breakup stress is rarely as bad as we ...
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Focusing on Love Keeps Couples from Cheating
People with wondering eyes need only focus on how much they love their current partner, shows new research on monogamy.
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Brain Scans Show Sparks Don't Have To Fade
Both scientists and relationship experts say the rush of early love only lasts somewhere between three months and three years. However, new research finds that for some couples, this phase can last longer than 20 years.
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