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Neuroimaging of love: fMRI meta-analysis evidence toward new perspectives in sexual medicine

Published inThe journal of sexual medicine, vol. 7, no. 11, p. 3541-3552
Publication date2010

Brain imaging is becoming a powerful tool in the study of human cerebral functions related to close personal relationships. Outside of subcortical structures traditionally thought to be involved in reward-related systems, a wide range of neuroimaging studies in relationship science indicate a prominent role for different cortical networks and cognitive factors. Thus, the field needs a better anatomical/network/whole-brain model to help translate scientific knowledge from lab bench to clinical models and ultimately to the patients suffering from disorders associated with love and couple relationships.

  • Brain/blood supply/physiology
  • Brain Mapping/instrumentation/methods
  • Cerebral Cortex/physiology
  • Cognition/physiology
  • Dopamine/physiology
  • Emotions/physiology
  • Hemodynamics
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Love
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging/instrumentation/methods
  • Nerve Net
  • Reward
  • Sexual Behavior/physiology
Citation (ISO format)
ORTIGUE, Stéphanie et al. Neuroimaging of love: fMRI meta-analysis evidence toward new perspectives in sexual medicine. In: The journal of sexual medicine, 2010, vol. 7, n° 11, p. 3541–3552. doi: 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01999.x
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