Ten women and 7 men married an average of Control images included a highly familiar acquaintance; a close, long-term friend; and a low-familiar person. Effects specific to the intensely loved, long-term partner were found in: i areas of the dopamine-rich reward and basal ganglia system, such as the ventral tegmental area VTA and dorsal striatum, consistent with results from early-stage romantic love studies; and ii several regions implicated in maternal attachment, such as the globus pallidus GPsubstantia nigra, Raphe nucleus, thalamus, insular cortex, anterior cingulate and posterior cingulate. Overall, results suggest that for some individuals the reward-value associated with a long-term partner may be sustained, similar to new love, but also involves brain systems implicated in attachment and pair-bonding. One question that has puzzled theorists, therapists and laypeople is whether intense romantic love can last. Some theories suggest that love inevitably declines over time in marriage or after the child-rearing years Sternberg, ; Buss,
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