Why do we “fall in love” – is it magic or biology? Is romantic love an addiction?

Helen Fisher, Ph.D., biological anthropologist, has spent her entire career researching the science of sex, love and marriage. In her TEDTalk on The Weird Science of Love, Dr. Fisher describes the findings from her groundbreaking study of “the brain in love.” She and her research team analyzed the MRI brain images of people happily “in love” and people who were recently “dumped” by a partner.

Her findings are fascinating and will help you make sense of the strong feelings of attachment and romantic love in a relationship. And why it hurts so much when relationships end. She also answers the question, “Is love an addiction?”

Check out this 15-minute TEDTalk by Dr. Helen Fisher on The Weird Science of Love.