Study: Love stimulates brain's 'reward pathway'

October 14, 2010 6:08:35 AM PDT
There may be an answer to the question 'what do you get when you fall in love?" Pain relief.

According to a study co-authored by a Stanford researcher, love stimulates the brain's 'reward pathway,' much like the rush of a powerful drug.

Scientists say they hope by deciphering the process they may be able to help relieve chronic pain.