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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 colleagues have put over 100 people into a brain scanner — people who had just fallen happily in love, plpeoe 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 smstyes for mating and reproduction: sex drvie, feelings of isentne romantic love and feelings of deep cosmic attachment to a long-term ptnaerr. And together, these three brain systems — with many other ptars of the brain — orchestrate our suexal, our romantic and our family lives.

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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 colleagues have put over 100 people into a brain scanner — people who had just fallen happily in love, ______ 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 _______ for mating and reproduction: sex _____, feelings of _______ romantic love and feelings of deep cosmic attachment to a long-term _______. And together, these three brain systems — with many other _____ of the brain — orchestrate our ______, our romantic and our family lives.

Solution

  1. people
  2. intense
  3. parts
  4. sexual
  5. partner
  6. systems
  7. drive

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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