Sunday, February 12, 2012

Doing homework. . . . .;-)

This is an excerpt from a new article/report on 'being in love'. . . . .what do you think. . . .?

<< The brains of the smitten participants reacted to photos of their sweethearts, producing emotional responses in the same parts of the brain normally involved with motivation and reward.
"Intense passionate love uses the same system in the brain that gets activated when a person is addicted to drugs," said study co-author Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
In other words, you start to crave the person you're in love with like a drug.
Romantic love is a primitive response
Experts have said that romantic love is one of the most powerful emotions a person can have. Humans' brains have been wired to choose a mate, and we humans become motivated to win over that mate, sometimes going to extremes to get their attention and affection.
"You can feel happy when you're in love, but you can also feel anxious," said Aron's co-author, Lucy Brown, a neuroscientist at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. "The other person becomes a goal in life," essentially, a prize. >>

This is the link. ..


J said...

The copy editor in me doesn't dispute the thesis, but questions the usage. Portions of the brain don't "get activated". They are passive, so the line should have read, "are activated". Similarly, I would not have used the words ...emotions a person can have", but rather "...a person can experience". I know, picky, picky.

JustinO'Shea said...

Your comment noted. ;-)) Recall I did not write the article. . .lol. .I am only a reader, like you. It is the concept we are studying, not the wordings or grammar. lol Maybe you write the author of the article?

Have you noticed many news and magazine articles are grossly/poorly written. . and people don't even notice. . . TV helps this too. . .and the majority don't even notice. . .or even care.

J said...

I, too,am guilty of these transgressions, especially if I'm fired up on a couple of glasses of wine.

JustinO'Shea said...

Oh. . .there are lots of great company with you here, J. . .