Tina Turner posed the question in 1984. This Valentine’s Day, we asked professor Laura Dudley, director of Northeastern’s Applied Behavior Analysis program, for some answers.
Research from University Distinguished Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett’s lab confirms what singers and filmmakers have known all along: Love is a drug. It affects our behaviors—and our brains—in the same ways as addiction.
When I got to work this morning I found a heart shaped chocolate sitting on my door handle. My first thought was “Score! Chocolate for breakfast!” It didn’t occur to me to consider a secret admirer (that fantasy was broken along with my heart long ago in eighth grade). Later, when I…