Breakup Brain: Getting Over a Lost Lover is Like Quitting Drugs, Says Neuroscientist

A new study by neurologist Dr. Lucy Brown states that having one’s heart broken has the same effect as trying to quit a drug. Dr. Lucy Brown is annoyed with Ben Brantley. Why would a clinical professor of neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx have an issue with a New York Times theater critic? Because in Mr. Brantley’s review this week of The Effect, a play about falling in love while taking antidepressants, he writes that “emotions cannot be quantified, particularly love.” “Proving that wrong is my life’s work,” Dr. Brown told the Observer. Dr. Brown studies the neuroscience of romantic love. Her project “The Anatomy of Love” analyzes the science behind amorous attachment, and the effect that breaking up has on the brain. “When people are in love they are in a…


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