It’s in his Kiss, or an MRI?
I wouldn’t change my profession for the world, but if I had to choose another field of interest, it would definitely be research. (This is probably why The Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health has such a special place in my heart.) When I caught the following GMA segment over my morning cup of coffee, I was fascinated. The hosts discussed new research that indicated that brain scans may be able to identify feelings such as love. I really enjoyed the debate and sidewalk-interviews – especially the person who said, “I don’t have to look at an MRI to know how much I’m in love” – but how do we really know what another person is truly feeling?
Just like we regularly schedule annual physical exams, one day there could be a world where people try to “avoid heartache” by using an MRI to make sure their partner is really in love with them. This could be an especially helpful tool with my newest reality show guilty pleasure, Married at First Sight.
BUT – all joking aside: I’m a firm believer that even if one is in love, he or she can fall just as quickly out of it. People fall in and out of love over days, months and years. A brain scan might show how someone’s feeling in the moment, but not how long love will last. If you’re not keeping it fresh, communicating, working on you relationship than it doesn’t matter what an MRI can tell you, because what shows up on that scan won’t have the staying power you need to make it over the long run.
What do you think? I found this study to be intriguing and regardless of where this research takes us, I believe that only we can determine the outcome of how our relationship will play out with our significant other. We always have to work to keep Pure Romance in our relationships!