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The Science of Heartbreak

Why is a ‘broken heart’ so painful?
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Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

Further Reading:

Why Does Social Exclusion Hurt? The Relationship Between Social and Physical Pain
http://www.sozialpsychologie.uni-frankfurt.de/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/MacDonald-Leary-20051.pdf

The Broken Heart Syndrome
http://www.ccjm.org/content/74/Suppl_1/S17.short