The neural mechanisms of love
Love is the cornerstone of our personal and social life. Thousands of literary and artistic contemplations have been devoted to it, but we know very little about its scientific basis. However, science has a lot to tell us about love, the process of falling in love, breaking up or how to rekindle a relationship.
Without love, our life would be meaningless, because we are programmed to find a person, establish a bond with them and try to share a life together. Knowing the neural mechanisms of love, we will better understand how our brain works, so we can ease frustrations and failures, do things a bit better every day and try to achieve fulfillment in our love life.
To this end, this book explains to us what love is, how it arises, how many types there are, whether we are the only species capable of loving, whether love for our partner is comparable to love for our children, our country or God. The author discusses sex as an expression of love, why some loves are fleeting and others are eternal, why we fall in love with a specific person and what attracts us to them, whether love at first sight exists, how to fall in love, how to live love without losing any of its power and avoiding its traps. The book also discusses the pathological processes associated with love, which alter the lives of those who suffer from them -and which, therefore, should be treated as a disease-, about love as an addiction, about jealousy and lovesickness.