Dating addiction

Then each was shown a "neutral" image of a casual acquaintance of the same sex and age as the former romantic partner for comparison purposes.

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To find the most current information, please enter your topic of interest into our search box. Romantic love may be linked to addiction in the brain, but it is possible to break the habit, though it's not easy, says study researcher Helen E.

Fisher, Ph D, an anthropologist and noted relationship scientist at Rutgers University.

About two months had passed since one of the partners called it quits.

The participants' brains were scanned as they looked at images of their lost loves.

Researchers found that looking at photos of former partners stimulated several key areas of participants' brains much more than viewing pictures of "neutral" people.