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Love-related changes in the brain: a resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging study

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Albert Garcia Albert Garcia
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ReHo of the left dACC was positively correlated with length of time in love in the LG, and negatively correlated with the lovelorn duration since breakup in the ELG
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FC within the reward, motivation, and emotion regulation network
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as w
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ell as FC in the social cognition network
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was significantly increased in the LG
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in most regions within both networks FC was positively correlated with the duration of love in the LG but negatively correlated with the lovelorn duration of time since breakup in the ELG
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t can alter cognition and behavior, such as promoting intensely focused attention on the preferred individual, accompanied by euphoria, craving, obsession, compulsion, distortion of reality, emotional dependence, personality changes, and risk-taking
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eviews of these studies conclude that love is accompanied by significantly increased activation in brain regions such as the ventral tegmental area (VTA), medial insula, anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), hippocampus, nucleus accumbens (NAC), caudate nucleus, and hypothalamus.
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ubcortical and cortical brain networks where the former mediates reward, motivation, and emotion regulation, and the latter mainly supports social cognition, attention, memory, mental associations, and self-representation.
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he same time, deactivations can be found in the amygdala, prefrontal cortex (PFC), temporal poles, and temporo-parietal junction
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This measure describes the relationship between neuronal activation patterns of anatomically separated brain regions and networks
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FC is defined as the correlation of spontaneous blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD)
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as well as facilitation of cognitive behavior
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All participants were of heterosexual orientation
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The Passionate Love Scale
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left dorsal anterior cingulate cortex
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eft caudate nucleus
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ight caudate nucleus
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