The Science Of Heartbreak (VIDEO)

“Is a broken heart simply an abstract concept, or are there real physical effects on the body and the brain?”

Have you ever wondered why people often use physical terms to describe the emotional pain they experience from breakup and other forms of social rejection? It turns out that the same parts of the brain that process physical pain also process emotional pain, which may explain why emotional pain feels as bad as it does. But why is this the case? Some scientists theorize that there may be an important evolutionary reason behind it. Check out the video below by ASAP Science for a quick rundown of some of the research on this topic.

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