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BRAIN, DRAWING From desire to rupture - 3. Representation of what it happenning in the brain after a sentimental break-up. Blue arrow : Following this news, the hypothalamus (centre of corporal and hormonal reactions, in blue) activates the secretion of corticoids through the surrenal glands. Thoses hormones will increase the secretion of dopamine (red area, of which the level is represented on the left of the illustration), stimulating the nucleus accumbens (centre of addiction, in pink) and pushing for action (prefrontal cortex, centre of decision-making, in green). How can I do to get back the beloved one? Green arrow : The secretion of dopamine being too high, the prefrontal cortex (in green) does not manage to regulate accordingly. This is emotional neglect. See.
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