Neuroscience loneliness love

Psychology's John and Stephanie Cacioppo: Love on the Brain

There’s a common myth that certain people are “unlucky in love.” Try as they might, these hapless individuals are destined for loveless lives—or so say innumerable Hollywood films and talk show hosts.

Two leading brain researchers at the University of Chicago, however, say the opposite. Love is function of the brain, they argue, and a working brain is programmed for love.