The processing of romantic feelings involves a “constellation of neural systems.” The researchers—neuroscientists, anthropologists and social psychologists—declare love the clear winner versus sex in terms of its power over the human mind.
“Romantic love is one of the most powerful of all human experiences,” said study member Helen Fisher, an anthropologist at Rutgers University. “It is definitely more powerful than the sex drive.”
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