- Jan 24, 2009
I read something recently about psychologists and neurologists who decided to put people in the early passionate stages of new love into an MRI machine. They showed the volunteer subjects various pictures,
some of the object of their affections, some not, and watched how theirbrains responded differently.
As it turns out, the analogies with drug addiction aren't just a matter of poetic license.
The craving, the irrational behavior, the withdrawal when forced to go without, they seem similar because the same parts of the brain respond to each, and in the same way.
The author of the article I read said that love was like a drug.