The science behind breaking up


If your Valentine’s Day was less than ideal, don’t worry — hopefully this comic inspired by UCSF’s Dr. Lewis’ “A General Theory of Love” can boost your spirits!

“Long before science existed, sharp-eyed men and women told each other stories about how people are, stories that have never lost their power to enchant and instruct. The purpose of using science to investigate human nature is not to replace those stories but to augment and deepen them. Robert Frost once wrote that too many poets delude themselves by thinking the mind is dangerous and must be left out. That principle is mirrored in the study of the brain, where too many experts, out of plain fear, avoid mentioning love.”

— from A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis, MD, Fari Amini, MD, and Richard Lannon, MD

Check out the full comic here