Thursday, February 5, 2015

Your Brain, Love, and Addiction

I recently ran across this article on love that compared being in love to addictions.  They linked to the Rachael Leigh Cook, "This is your brain on drugs" commercial, which was one of my all-teim favorites.  This post was an excuse to share the video.

Here is the article:
I suspect your students might like or hate this, depending upon their current romantic state.

posted by Chuck Schallhorn

1 comment:

Mike said...

Interesting article. In my Social Psychology classes I have students read a similar article, originally published in National Geographic in 2006. It was titled "Love--the chemical reaction", but can be found online titled "True Love" at

It compares love not only to addiction but to OCD. It also goes a step further and talks about how we build up a tolerance to our partner but gain a deeper attachment due to oxytocin. Great read.