Romantic love is an obsession. It possesses you. You lose your sense of self. You can’t stop thinking about another human being.

Helen Fisher

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“The Brain in Love.” TED2008. Feb. 2008. Conference Presentation.

Source: "The Brain in Love." TED2008. Feb. 2008. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote means that being in love is an all-encompassing, addictive feeling in which you are unable to control your thoughts for another person. The quote is from anthropologist Helen Fisher's 2008 TED Talk about the science behind romantic love. In this Talk, Fisher describes research about the brain systems that are activated by romantic love and the conclusions that can be drawn from those findings. Watch the full TED Talk here: Helen Fisher - The Brain in Love