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Voice of America interviews Lucy Brown, Ph.D., about her research demonstrating that feelings of intense love activate the reward centers in the brain, the same areas associated with the desire for food, water and even cocaine addiction. Dr. Brown is clinical professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology and professor in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience. (Tuesday, February 14, 2012)

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Time interviews Lucy Brown, Ph.D., about her recent study that links romantic rejection to brain activity associated with motivation, reward and addiction cravings. The research provides insight into the anguished feelings that can accompany a break-up, as well as the extreme behaviors that can occur as a result, such as stalking, homicide and suicide. Dr. Brown is clinical professor in the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology and professor in the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience. (Friday, July 09, 2010)

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Lucy Brown, Ph.D. is interviewed on NBC's Today Show about her neuroscience studies of sex, love and family attachment and how they activate survival reward systems in the brain, which may contain the mechanisms of drug addiction. Dr. Brown's research tracks chemical changes in the brain when it is exposed to various types of stimuli using MRI's. This appearance coincides with a recent Esquire article entitled, "Do I Love My Wife?" where Dr. Brown’s research is investigated. Dr. Brown is a professor of neurology at Einstein. (Sunday, May 17, 2009) watch video...

 

Brink, a CBS-produced program on The Science Channel features research by Lucy Brown Ph.D. and Einstein postdoctoral fellow Bianca Acevedo, Ph.D. on the role of brain scans in predicting lasting love. Dr. Brown is a professor of neurology. Dr. Acevedo began her research while at State University of New York at Stony Brook. (Friday, February 13, 2009) watch video...

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ABC News and USA Today feature a study showing couples who have been happily married for decades are as passionate and romantic as new couples. The study was co-authored by Dr. Lucy L. Brown, professor of neurology at Einstein. The study compares functional MRI brain images of couples intensely in love with each other after an average of 21 years of marriage and those who had fallen in love the previous year. (Monday, November 17, 2008) read more...
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