A new study suggests the psychological hurt of a break up is just as real as a physical injury.
Two areas of the brain that respond to physical pain also become activated when a person is dealing with social or romantic pain, such as being dumped.
The study’s authors at UCLA used an MRI to monitor brain activity in participants while they played a game simulating social rejection.
The researchers believe that the pain of being rejected may have evolved as a motivating force that led humans to seek out social interaction, which is crucial for the survival of most mammals. [Read: Did-you-know relationship facts]
Love fact #3 Kiss the right way
Did you know there is a “right” way to kiss? People are more likely to tilt their heads to the right when kissing instead of left, says a report published in the journal, Nature. A scientist from Ruhr University in Germany analyzed 124 pairs of smoochers and found that 65 percent tilt their head toward the right.