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May 24, 2012

Interpersonal Neurobiology – how relationships can alter our brain function

Interpersonal neurobiology, a relatively new field, examines how important relationships shape our brains and in turn shape our relationships.  Studies have shown that if you're in a healthy relationship being with this person can subdue your blood pressure, ease your response to stress, improve your health, soften physical pain and increase our experience of pleasure. Being amongst those we trust, whether with a spouse, child, friend or colleague, we can alter one another’s physiology and neural functions.  Read this NYTimes post to find out more about 'the brain on love'.