Study Says: Romance doesn’t have to fade
A new study suggests that the myth or romance fading over time is not necessarily true.
The findings are based on functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) which scanned the brains of 10 women and seven men who said they were still intensely in love with their spouses after an average 21 years of marriage. When they viewed photos of their partners, their brains reacted.
Its an interesting study because the brain patterns of the romantic and happy couples who had been married for long periods of time had very similar activities to the people who are newly in love. It wasn’t exactly the same though, there was more of calmness and attachment that were giving off their feelings.
I do however have to throw a wrench in the mix. They say that they showed these people photos of their spouses to get the brains reaction. When I personally see photos of women in my relationships, they trigger all different kinds of feelings and a lot of times it’s probably closer to the feeling I was experiencing in the picture itself.
Studies are all skewed…ugh!
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