The Brain in Love

In the article and ted talk The Brain in Love anthropologist Helen Fisher talks about her research looking at the brain and what it means to be in love.  She looked at the MRI brain scans of people in love and figured out what regions of the brain were activated.  She then compared it to the MRI brain scans of those who just been dumped.  She found that romantic love can act like an addiction.  “Romantic love is more than a cocaine high. At least you come down from cocaine! Romantic love is an obsession. It possesses you. You lose your sense of self. You can’t stop thinking about another human being. Somebody is camping in your head.”

Helen fisher is an anthropologist who has partnered with a neurological  scientist to explain how love works.  Her research and anthropological way of  looking into human emotions can be explained through analysis of MRI brain scans with the help of a neurological scientist.  I think this cross disciplinary work is amazing and is so interesting.  Love is an emotion that is documented though out history and in every civilization.   Helen fisher has been able to explore and start to explain how love works by looking at it from two different angles.