Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped.
As the poet Terrance said, “the less my hope, the hotter my love”.
Dr. Helen Fisher says that, similar to the poets saying,the brain becomes more active when you can’t get what you want. Using functional MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), the investigators measured the brain in love.
Plato – over 2000 years ago said that “the god of love lives in a state of need”. It is a need, like hunger or thirst, it’s almost impossible to stamp out. It is also an addiction with characteristics of an addiction. Romantic Love is one of the most addictive things in life.
Love is deeply engrained in the brain. Our job is to undersand each other.