The Love Competition by Brent Hoff and the Stanford Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging.
The brain is an organ of understanding, of functioning, and of expression. Within its infinite shades of complexity, we can all find it within ourselves to emote. In this first annual competition being held at the Stanford Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging, they pose the question: can one person love someone more than another?
Seven contestant ages 10 through 75 took part, spending five minutes in the fMRI thinking about love.
The scanning begins at 8:40 for those who do not want to listen to the contestants’ love stories in the video’s introduction.
Like one of the competitors says, I have found that my love and affection for my partner have only deepened and evolved since we first began nearly five years ago. Our love has taken on new shapes and new forms. While the relationship has been and will be in the next few years challenging for the both of us, it is not because of conflict or differences, but rather the long distance nature of our current relation. The physical separation has forced us into tough situations, made us more understanding, and in turn strengthened our love for one another. I cannot wait to see her soon.
Have you ever felt love? Discuss here.
Thanks to cthai2 for sharing this with me.