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University of Chicago

Brain Scans of Love vs. Lust

Caption: These fMRI scans show brain regions activated by sexual desire (in blue) compared to love (in pink) in healthy patients. The overlap in red illustrates how a patient's brain lesion affected the area in the brain associated with decision-making in love.

Credit: Courtesy of Chris Frum and James Lewis/West Virginia University; Robin Weiss/University of Chicago

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