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"From the Ted Talk by Helen Fisher: Technology hasn't changed love. Here's why"

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How is technology changing love? I'm going to say almost not at all. I study the brain. I and my ceuogalles have put over 100 people into a brain scanner — peolpe who had just fallen happily in love, people who had just been rejected in love and people who are in love long-term. And it is possible to remain "in love" long-term. And I've long ago maintained that we've evolved three distinctly different brain systems for mating and reproduction: sex drive, feelings of intense romantic love and finelegs of deep cosmic attachment to a long-term praentr. And together, these three brain syesmts — with many other parts of the brain — ortcerhsate our sexual, our romantic and our family leivs.

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How is technology changing love? I'm going to say almost not at all. I study the brain. I and my __________ have put over 100 people into a brain scanner — ______ who had just fallen happily in love, people who had just been rejected in love and people who are in love long-term. And it is possible to remain "in love" long-term. And I've long ago maintained that we've evolved three distinctly different brain systems for mating and reproduction: sex drive, feelings of intense romantic love and ________ of deep cosmic attachment to a long-term _______. And together, these three brain _______ — with many other parts of the brain — ___________ our sexual, our romantic and our family _____.

Solution

  1. systems
  2. orchestrate
  3. feelings
  4. lives
  5. colleagues
  6. people
  7. partner

Original Text

How is technology changing love? I'm going to say almost not at all. I study the brain. I and my colleagues have put over 100 people into a brain scanner — people who had just fallen happily in love, people who had just been rejected in love and people who are in love long-term. And it is possible to remain "in love" long-term. And I've long ago maintained that we've evolved three distinctly different brain systems for mating and reproduction: sex drive, feelings of intense romantic love and feelings of deep cosmic attachment to a long-term partner. And together, these three brain systems — with many other parts of the brain — orchestrate our sexual, our romantic and our family lives.

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long term 6
dating sites 4
changing love 3
brain systems 3
human brain 3
system tend 3
cognitive overload 3
single year 3

Important Words

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  2. brain
  3. changing
  4. colleagues
  5. cosmic
  6. deep
  7. distinctly
  8. drive
  9. evolved
  10. fallen
  11. family
  12. feelings
  13. happily
  14. intense
  15. lives
  16. long
  17. love
  18. maintained
  19. mating
  20. orchestrate
  21. partner
  22. parts
  23. people
  24. put
  25. rejected
  26. remain
  27. romantic
  28. scanner
  29. sex
  30. sexual
  31. study
  32. systems
  33. technology