Brain: Getting Dumped and Getting Burned Are The Same Pain

Literature is filled with examples of the pain of heartbreak, but leave it to science to prove that to our brain, the pain of getting dumped and getting burned is actually one and the same:

In a new study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have found that the same brain networks that are activated when you're burned by hot coffee also light up when you think about a lover who has spurned you.

In other words, the brain doesn't appear to firmly distinguish between physical pain and intense emotional pain. Heartache and painful breakups are "more than just metaphors," says Ethan Kross, Ph.D., the lead researcher and an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor.


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Humanity. No clue about emotions or brains, but at least able to make up a brandnew headline out of probably false, oversimplified and wrongly interpreted evaluations of poor research.

Here's my study, the amount of scientific articles of this kind acts reciprocal to the emptiness that grows in people.

Poor soulless depressed beings who thought science was a flawless alternative to religion. :/
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