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Loving and Losing Hurts

Scientists are proving something we already know in our guts – love hurts. From BBC Science News:

Love really does hurt, just as poets and song lyric writers claim.

New brain scanning technologies are revealing that the part of the brain that processes physical pain also deals with emotional pain.

And in the same way that in some people injury can cause long-lasting chronic pain, science now reveals why some will never get over such heartbreak.

Emotional pain can take many forms; a relationship break-up or social exclusion, for example.

You can read the entire article HERE.

July 20, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. Wish they would come up with a way to avoid that hurt !

    Comment by chika | July 20, 2008 | Reply

  2. It’s really an interesting article. It says about 10% of people never get over that significant loss. Your heart really can break. 😦

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 20, 2008 | Reply

  3. very interesting article! poor heart!

    Comment by Ansam | July 20, 2008 | Reply

  4. Sher sang it more than 10 years ago

    Comment by Abdulaziz | July 20, 2008 | Reply

  5. interesting.. even though didn’t need science to confirm it..

    Comment by FourMe | July 21, 2008 | Reply

  6. This is old news. They called it “broken-heart syndrome” or something like that :/

    Comment by 3baid | July 21, 2008 | Reply

  7. Now scientists have to go and prove it!

    Comment by jewaira | July 21, 2008 | Reply

  8. how about they stop wasting our time, and start working on “pain-killers” … organic @@

    Comment by it | July 21, 2008 | Reply

  9. It IS funny that they would document something so obvious, but it was also an interesting article.

    Comment by intlxpatr | July 21, 2008 | Reply

  10. Wow, interesting article.

    Thank you very much for sharing

    Comment by The.Toothfairy | July 21, 2008 | Reply

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