Being in a Romantic Relationship Is Associated with Reduced Gray Matter Density in Striatum and Increased Subjective Happiness

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Kawamichi, Hiroaki ; Sugawara, Sho K. ; Hamano, Yuki H. ; Makita, Kai ; Matsunaga, Masahiro ; Tanabe, Hiroki C. ; Ogino, Yuichi ; Saito, Shigeru ; Sadato, Norihiro (2016)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 7 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5107565, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.01763
  • Subject: subjective happiness | Psychology | striatum | Original Research | voxel-based morphometry | romantic relationship | gray matter density

Romantic relationship, a widespread feature of human society, is one of the most influential factors in daily life. Although stimuli related to romantic love or being in a romantic relationship commonly result in enhancement of activation or functional connectivity of t... View more
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