The Science Of Heartbreak (VIDEO)
September 27, 2013 by Justin Lehmiller
a broken heart simply an abstract concept, or are there real physical effects
on the body and the brain?”
Have you ever wondered why people often
use physical terms to describe the emotional pain they experience from breakup
and other forms of social rejection? It turns out that the same parts of the
brain that process physical pain also process emotional pain, which may explain why emotional pain feels as bad as it does. But why is this the case? Some
scientists theorize that there may be an important evolutionary reason behind it.
Check out the video below by ASAP Science for a quick rundown of some of the research
on this topic.
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Dr. Justin LehmillerFounder & Owner of Sex and Psychology
Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.Read full bio >