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Gay Love Looks Just Like Straight Love (Inside Your Brain)

It doesn’t matter if you’re a straight gal looking at your wedding photos or a gay man Skypeing with your partner: the areas of the brain that “light up” when people see their romantic partners are the exact same whether you’re a man or woman, or straight or gay, report University College London researchers. Activity in the cortical and sub-cortical regions — basically your brain’s happy centers, rich with dopamine — was examined using functional magnetic resonance imaging scans (i.e. fancy brain scans), and found that while “some brain regions showed increased activity when lovers viewed images of romantic partners, others shut down, such as parts of the temporal, parietal, and frontal cortex, which are thought to be important in judgment. That finding lends credence to the adage that ‘love is blind,'” says Semir Zeki, a professor at the school’s Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging.

By:           JD
On:           Jan 6, 2011
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  • 2 Comments
    • missbaby4love
      missbaby4love

      Dearest One,
      Can i get to know you? my name is miss. Mimunna pls if you are interested on making real friendship contact me here;(mine4love2@yahoo.com) for more details.

      Jan 9, 2011 at 12:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe
      ewe

      @missbaby4love: No you may not. OCD is not a turn on for me.

      Jan 9, 2011 at 3:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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