The Brain Of Love By Helen Fishers Essay

845 Words Oct 6th, 2016 4 Pages
Helen Fishers perception about “the brain in love” was surprisingly interesting to say the least. She compared romantic love to that of a cocaine high however it is never ending. Romantic love is an obsession, it possesses you, you lose your sense of self, and you can’t stop thinking about another human being (Fisher, 2008). Helen brought up an interesting fact regarding the reason why we have such an intense craving for love. The reward system for wanting, motivation, craving your focus becomes more active when you can’t get what you want. Speaking from experience I have dealt with a situation with my current wife, she rejected me and didn’t want to be with me. Without even knowing I craved the feelings to be with her making me want to be with her and motivated my cravings. She eventually gave me the honor of taking her on a date that change our entire love life.
A year after Helen aired on Ted Talk Mandylen Catron published an article called “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This” in the New York Times modern love column. It was about a psychological study designed to create romantic love in the laboratory. The procedure consisted of two individuals who know nothing about one another take turns asking 36 increasingly personal questions. After all questions have been answered the participants sit and stare into one another’s eyes for 4 minutes without saying a word. Now when first viewing this video I reminisced in my past about a similar way Mandylen conducted her…

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