Falling in Love hurts, and it sometimes brings heartbreaks. It is very common that people say to friends and families that their heart is broken either when someone gets away or still around you. It is a very strange term but explains the extent of the pain a little bit. But yet we don’t see any physical injury anywhere in or on our body and still hard to explain.
New research finding that i read today written on medicalnewstoday tells that when you reminisce about the one that got away, the brain actually triggers sensations that you also feel in times of “real” physical pain, making heartbreak truly, physically painful to add to the emotional distress it sometimes causes.
It says that heartbreak is like one big emotional pain but it also seems to spark off hundreds of other emotions. We hate the feeling of heartbreak, and yet we find ourselves compelled to go over and over memories, ideas or fantasies which make the feeling worse.
Later in the article it illustrates that forty people analyzed from New York City and all of whom felt “intensely rejected,” took part in the study. While participants were told to look at photos, including photos of their friends (they were directed to think positive thoughts about them), and photos of their exes (they were directed to think about their breakup), their brains were scanned for changes in activity. The participants also underwent brain scans as they felt pain on their forearms similar to the feeling of holding a hot cup of coffee in comparison. Several of the same areas of the brain became active when the participants felt either physical pain or emotional pain.
Can you believe it?