Forgot all those soppy love songs, science has disappointed romantics everywhere as a new brain map has shown that love is all in your head, and evolves out of our feelings of sexual desire.
A new study by the Journal of Sexual Medicine has drawn the first exact brain map, linking the two emotions.
After studying brain activity in people while they looked at erotic pictures or photos of their beloved, it turns out both tasks activated specific but related areas in the brain.
By putting all their data from these studies together, scientists were able to form a complete map of love and desire in the brain, and found that the two were inextricably linked.
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Worryingly, the area of the brain that deals with our feelings of love is also associated with drug addiction.
Professor of Psychology at the Concordia University, Jim Pfaus, who conducted the study explained "Love is actually a habit that is formed from sexual desire as desire is rewarded. It works the same way in the brain as when people become addicted to drugs."
Oh, we see. So can you now explain why we need to get a daily fix of Ryan Gosling then?