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How do you know when you’re in love?

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The Romans weren’t far off in likening true love to getting shot in the heart with Cupid’s arrow. Victims of the arrow went into a trance, comparable to a drug-induced euphoria.

Scientists believe that love is embedded in the mind rather than the heart. According to neuroscientist Thomas Insel at Emory University, monogamous love triggers the same brain circuits as drug addictions to cocaine and heroin.

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