Bianca Acevedo

Symposium 3: Love and marital satisfaction

After the Honeymoon: Neural and Genetic Correlates of Love in Newlywed Pair-Bonds

Romantic love (RL) is an evolutionary conserved strategy for pair-bonding that is also a common precursor to marriage in humans. However, the neural correlates underlying sustained RL, with implications for reproduction, well-being, and long-term companionship, have been unexamined. Thus, we investigated the neural and genetic (AVPR1a rs3 and OXTR rs53576) correlates of RL (measured with […]