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Broken Heart Burns Like Hot Coffee, Brain Study of Former Lovers Shows


Heartache over lost love is similar to the physical pain of spilling hot coffee on your lap, scientists studying brain scans say.

The sting of seeing photos of an ex-lover stimulated the same parts of the brain as intense heat applied to the arms of 40 people in a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The research builds on a 2010 study published in the journal Psychological Science that showed people who took the painkiller acetaminophen, sold by Johnson & Johnson as Tylenol, felt less rejected when excluded from a ball-passing game. While rejection and physical pain aren’t identical, they are more similar than anyone had realized, said Edward Smith, a psychology professor at Columbia University in New York and an author of today’s study.

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My past relationships have all fell apart because my significant other was not looking for the same things that I was out of the relationship. Love is sometimes like a bullseye both of you have to be trying to hit the target. If your partner is aiming way left and you way right then the relationship will ultimately end. I have often tried several methods to try and get my ex back but they usually failed. Good luck with your relationships.

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