The Brain’s “Sweet Spot” For Love

In a study conducted by University of Chicago neuroscientists, two brain regions were identified as being involved in feelings of love and lust. Intriguingly, the finding was made in an examination of a man who had suffered a stroke, and provides the first causal evidence that a specific region of the brain is involved in playing an “instrumental role in love.” The first link below further imparts the findings of the research team at the University of Chicago. The researchers’ findings were published in the journal Current Trends in Neurology and was presented in the paper, “Selective Decision-Making Deficit in Love Following Damage to the Anterior Insula” which can be found online via the second link below.

UChicago News article:

http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2014/02/13/researchers-find-brain-s-sweet-spot-love-neurological-patient

Published paper:

https://hpenlaboratory.uchicago.edu/sites/caciopponeurolab.uchicago.edu/files/uploads/Cacioppo%20et%20al_Current%20Trends%20in%20Neurology%202013.pdf

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