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The Latest Science on Love
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Love is beautiful, exciting, and not unlike a cocaine high, say researchers at Syracuse University. In a review of studies, they found that when subjects are given a visual cue representing their partner, their brains release a cocktail of chemicals that mimic cocaine's euphoric effects—only for a shorter period of time. If you've ever felt "addicted" to love, now you know why.