San Diego, January 28, 2012 - Love can bring out both the best and the worst in people. Which way it turns depends on the best way to protect the relationship, say researchers studying the evolution of romantic love.
"Love is not merely sexual desire nor a unique emotion but rather a motivational drive-like state,” says Arthur Aron of State University of New York at Stony Brook, whose research involves the use of fMRI brain scans in understanding love. New research, being presented today at the SPSP annual meeting in San Diego is shedding light into the role romantic love plays in the formation, development, and maintenance of close relationships. Read the full press release.