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Opinion: Can Science Capture Love?
Researchers who study the phenomenon in humans should incorporate subjective experiences into data on love.
Opinion: Can Science Capture Love?
Opinion: Can Science Capture Love?

Researchers who study the phenomenon in humans should incorporate subjective experiences into data on love.

Researchers who study the phenomenon in humans should incorporate subjective experiences into data on love.

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Book cover of Why We Love: The New Science Behind Our Closest Relationships
Book Excerpt from Why We Love
Anna Machin | Mar 14, 2022
In Chapter 1, “Survival,” author Anna Machin describes the health benefits of strong human bonds.
an illustration of an Erlenmeyer flask giving off pink, heart-shaped bubbles
When Two Scientists Fall in Love
Andy Tay | Feb 13, 2020
Partnering in life with a fellow researcher brings unique challenges as well as rewards.
Love in the Scientific Literature
Cassandra Willyard | Feb 12, 2018
There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.  
Do Human Pheromones Exist?
Diana Kwon | Jan 23, 2018
Despite the prevalence of pheromone products on the market, substantial evidence that they can induce sexual attraction is lacking.
Relationship Stress May Lower Immunity
Kate Yandell | Feb 14, 2013
Anxiety about rejection is associated with fewer infection-fighting T-cells.
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Feb 1, 2013
The Science of Love, Bad Pharma, Genes, Cells and Brains, and Nature Wars
Pain-Free Love
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
Love can buffer people from pain by invoking feelings of safety and reassurance.