The neural correlates of maternal and romantic love

@article{Bartels2004TheNC,
  title={The neural correlates of maternal and romantic love},
  author={Andreas M. Bartels and Semir Zeki},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2004},
  volume={21},
  pages={1155-1166}
}
Romantic and maternal love are highly rewarding experiences. Both are linked to the perpetuation of the species and therefore have a closely linked biological function of crucial evolutionary importance. Yet almost nothing is known about their neural correlates in the human. We therefore used fMRI to measure brain activity in mothers while they viewed pictures of their own and of acquainted children, and of their best friend and of acquainted adults as additional controls. The activity specific… Expand
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