February 22, 2018

This is your brain on love

Love is such an interesting emotion. Not only can it be a great motivator for art and beauty – think any great writer or artist – but it can also be hurtful. It’s a fascinating emotion to track and follow as neuroscience uncovers more of the brain functions involved in it.


“I was once so in love with a guy that I actually agreed to do his laundry for him every weekend because he said he couldn’t afford the change for the machines,” says Vancouver stay-at-home mom Vanessa Fillion. “He would drop off his nasty dirty clothes and I would spend my weekend cleaning them and ironing them. There were even a few times when I found women’s items in the wash that weren’t mine and I still cleaned them anyway.”