Helen Fisher is an anthropologist who is interested inthe study of love versus lust. Her beliefs are that of that romantic love is not an emotion but a series of emotions. After conducting experiments and analyzing poetry from all over the world, Fisher begins to realize that it is much more, yet much less than that.
Fisher Began her study by taking thirty-two people and scanning their brains. Of the thirty-two examined, seventeen of them were in love, and receiving the same love. The remaining seventeen were in love but had recently been dumped. The patients were asked a series of questions about their loved
ones. Throughout the questioning they were shown a picture of their lovers and and at other times they were distracted. Fisher always asked the same two questions at the end of the examination. The first on was "what percentage of he day do you think about your loved one". Fisher found that the answer was the same for one-hundred percent of the patients; i think about them day and night. The final question was would you die for this person , and yet again the response was the same one hundred percent of the time. The answer was always "yes" as if i had just asked them if they would pass the salt. After scanning all thrity-two patients, Fisher noticed that the regions of the brain that were the most active during the experiment were the regions that recieved the "rush" when on cocaine.
After discovering this information, Fisher decided that romantic love is not an emotion at all. It is a drive that comes from the motor of the mind, a craving. This drive is more powerful than a sex drive. When saying this she gave the example said no, you would be alright with it. But when asking someone to give you the same love in return for yours and they say no, is deathly. People live for love, and people die for love.
Fisher categorizes romantic love into one of three categories; romantic love, lust, and attachment. She believes that...