Forecasting How Long Love Will Last
In the News (from DailyMail): “Brain scans could reveal whether new couples have found long-lasting love, researchers have revealed.
“Scientists noticed patterns in the brain activity of volunteers who had recently fallen in love and found they could predict whether the couples would be together three years later.
“The findings showed even if volunteers believed they were passionately in love when their brains were scanned, by examining their neuron activity scientists could detect whether those feelings were strong enough for the relationship to last.
“Volunteers were shown photographs of their partner and were asked to think of memories of them while their brains were scanned.
“Where volunteers’ brains showed more activity in the caudate tail area – which reacts emotionally to visual beauty – but less in the medial orbitofrontal cortex – the area linked to criticism and judgment – their relationships tended to last.
“Professor Arthur Aron, a social psychologist at Stony Brook University in Long Island, New York, said: ‘All of those involved in the study felt very intensely in love with their partner and this was reflected in their scans, but there were some subtle indicators that showed how stable those feeling were.
“If that strong feeling was combined with signs that they could regulate emotions, to see the partner positively and deal with conflict, then it seems to be really productive in staying with the person.”
My Comment: Everything has to be balanced in nature. There are only two forces, positive and negative, giving and receiving, and they should be in harmonious balance. This is the guarantee of stability in any system: the family, the country,or the world.
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