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Author Topic: Physical Pain in A Heart Break and Loss of Love..  (Read 5115 times)
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« on: May 27, 2011, 05:45:00 AM »

What is the medical, neurological, and any other scientifically-researched explanations of why we feel a physical pain after a heart break and loss of love? Can someone point me to the right article/publication to read?

Love is an abstract feelings. It happens in our mind. How does it actually translate into a definite and real sensation in our body?

Further on:
- How did we come-up with the metaphor of 'broken heart' ?
- Why is the pain located mostly in the chest area?
- How does a loss of love creates additional physical symptoms like shortness of breath, nausea, loss of appetite, knotted stomach, etc?

Thank you! Smiley
« Last Edit: May 27, 2011, 06:21:08 AM by vincentlee » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2011, 08:45:27 PM »

Interesting study by social psychologist Ethan Kross from the University of Michigan on 'pain'and social rejection
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