A group of scientists from America and China have determined how love affects on the brain of the person. The results published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
The main part of the experiment was to survey 100 volunteers by magnetic resonance imaging. The researchers divided the study participants into three categories. In the first group were lovers at the time of the study, the people in the second - volunteers who have experienced separation from a loved one, the third group - people in a stable loving relationship.
In a state of love in humans, the structure of activated responsible for remuneration, motivation, management of emotions. During the period of separation, the activity of these areas is decreased with the increase in the activity of the caudate nucleus of the brain.