Love is a painkiller (apparently)

So a study done at Stanford University showed that people who are in the “admittedly have strong feelings for” stage of their emotional connection with some other person sense less pain than the average person, because apparently the emotion of love does things to the brain that are similar to the effects of dopamines and cocaine. So when you are in love, everything hurts a little less. This was all proven with real sciency things like MRIs and electrodes and stuff, so it must definitely be true.

…is that why the world hurts so much when you’ve fallen out of love?

[The Guardian]


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