That is not true of other addictions, such as gambling or substance abuse.Romantic love, at its best, is a wonderful addiction. In her role as chief scientific advisor to the internet dating site Match.com, she developed a personality test for Chemistry.com, which has been taken by 13 million people in 40 countries. Fisher is the author of five books about the evolution, expression and the chemistry of love. She is currently updating her second book, Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray. When asked of her contributions, he wrote: For over three decades, Dr. Whether speaking at TED or South by Southwest, the World Economic Forum (Davos), the World Science Festival (where she told the story above) or before a group of matchmakers in New York City, she is asked to give her views on why we fall in love, stay in love and what love does to us. : How to Find and Keep Lasting Love and Why We Love have been bestsellers. Garcia, Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and assistant research scientist at The Kinsey Institute at Indiana University said Fisher's work has changed the way scientists look at love.And when the lover can't win the beloved, or gets dumped, they experience withdrawals and relapse. My brain scanning partners, Lucy Brown, Art Aron and Bianca Acevedo, and I have now scanned over 75 people who have fallen in love.These infatuated lovers also show activity in the caudate nucleus, an ancient brain region that helps to integrate our thought and feelings. This neurotransmitter is the central component of the brain's reward system—the brain system that gives the lover focus, energy, motivation, and craving for the beloved. In the case of romantic love, you can't wait to see the person again.I can't think of any bigger reward than falling in love. You get upset if they don't call you, known as separation anxiety.By combining a variety of methodologies, her research on romantic relationships has continued to challenge conventional wisdom and shed new light on the intense human experiences of moving in, and out, of love. Fisher to ask her about her research and her thoughts on love and why she is optimistic about the future of marriage:[divider]Romantic love is not only a very strong addiction but a universal craving.
Helen Fisher has been instrumental in shaping what we know about the evolutionary origins of human behavior and romantic love.A prominent public intellectual and active interdisciplinary scholar, her work has changed the way social and behavioral scientists think about the nuclear family and the reasons humans form pair-bond relationships.And when things are going badly, you often lose sleep and don't eat or over eat.People who are in love crave their drug, the beloved; they distort reality, experience personality changes, do dangerous and sometimes inappropriate things and obsessively think about their sweetheart — the center of their world. The song "Can't Get You Out of My Head" tells the whole story.At its worst it leads to depression, suicide and even murder.