Welcome to a 3D tour of the brain.
For this tour, we talk about the brain areas related to romantic love, and romantic rejection, too.
The bottom line: primitive brain systems that are at non-verbal levels mediate romance and despair over it.
Why is love so hard to control?
Nature gave us basic drive systems that are difficult to control, just so we would be sure to use them!
When you play the video, be sure to click on the little arrows to the bottom right of the video window to make it full-screen.
Eternal thanks to our Kickstarter backers who made this video possible!
We wanted to make the anatomy of romantic love beautiful. We wanted to make it fun and understandable. Understand romance, understand yourself better.
You may want to stop the video and go back, or replay it a couple of times to remember exactly where the ventral tegmental area is, or where you can find the hypothalamus. We have fun going back over it and marveling at the shapes and relative sizes of the brain nuclei, so we hope you do, too.