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Alternative TitleNew insights into the neurophysiological mechanism of romantic love
付阳1; 周媛1; 梁竹苑1; 李纾1
Source Publication科学通报
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Other AbstractRomantic love is a cross-cultural phenomenon and a major focus of current neurobiology and cognitive neuropsychology since the 1990s. The paper first reviews literature about functional neuroimaging of romantic love and its related social behaviors. Several studies have consistently found that the brain regions activated by romantic love are part of the reward circuit, especially the ventral tegmental area and the caudate, while the deactivated regions mainly involve regions often implicated in social judgment and negative emotion, including the lateral prefrontal and parietal cortices, the posterior cingulate cortex, and the amygdala. These findings suggest that on the one hand, love is a reward and motivation, not a single emotion; on the other hand, romantic love will decrease a person’s judgment ability towards the loved person. Both cross-cultural consistency and inconsistency are reported in brain activation and deactivation for romantic love. Additionally, this paper reviews the findings related to hormones and neurotransmitters in those participants who were in love. Finally, research methods employed to study romantic love are discussed, and future directions for further development are proposed.
Keyword爱情 脑功能成像 激素 神经递质
Subject Area生理心理学/生物心理学 ; 情绪心理学
Indexed ByCSCD
Funding Organization国家重点基础研究发展计划(2011CB711000) ; 中国科学院知识创新工程重要方向项目(KSCX2-EW-J-8) ; 北京市重点学科建设项目资助
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Corresponding Author李纾
First Author AffilicationInstitute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Corresponding Author AffilicationInstitute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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付阳,周媛,梁竹苑,等. 爱情的神经生理机制[J]. 科学通报,2012,57(35):3376-3383.
APA 付阳,周媛,梁竹苑,&李纾.(2012).爱情的神经生理机制.科学通报,57(35),3376-3383.
MLA 付阳,et al."爱情的神经生理机制".科学通报 57.35(2012):3376-3383.
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