Swing from one fling to the next? Can’t shake your ex? Have ‘break-up’ brain where ALL you can think about is him? Relationship cold turkey is never easy - and now there’s scientific evidence to prove it. Might as well face it ladies – according to these findings - you really can be addicted to love.
During the study the recently-jilted participants were shown a photograph of their lost love (torturous or what) and asked to perform a simple mathematic equation. They were then shown a picture of a stranger and asked the recalculate the maths. The results showed that brain activity spiked when they looked at their object of unrequited desire.
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‘Romantic love is an addiction,’ said Helen Fisher, a biological anthropologist at
At least now we have an excuse for acting so irrationally… ‘It wasn’t us, it was the love drug man!!’ Which brings us neatly onto the question of the day. What’s the craziest thing you’ve done in a post-breakup haze?