Now say the words "Love" and S-x" - you will feel the difference. Why ?
"Most of the participants in our study clearly showed emotional responses," noted Arthur Aron of the State University of New York-Stony Brook, "but we found no consistent emotional pattern. Instead, all of our subjects showed activity in reward and motivation regions. To emotion researchers like me, this is pretty exciting because it's the first physiological data to confirm a connection between romantic love and motivation networks in the brain."
"As it turns out, romantic love is probably best characterized as a motivation or goal-oriented state that leads to various specific emotions, such as euphoria or anxiety," Aron said. "With this view, it becomes clearer why the lover expresses such an imperative to pursue his or her beloved and protect the relationship."
Aron also noted that the research answered the "historic question of whether love and sex are the same, or different, or whether romantic passion is ...more