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There are several instances in life when being able to change one’s feelings of love might be useful and even beneficial for emotional health and well-being. NeuroscienceNews.com image is for illustrative purposes only.
Summary: A new study looks at how cognition affects love.
When University of Missouri–St. Louis psychology faculty member Sandra Langeslag tells people that she researches love, the reactions she gets are mixed.
Students immediately lean in. Fellow professors, researchers and even small-talking strangers are intrigued.
Journal editors are contradictory. Funding providers can be skeptical.
“I get totally polarized responses,” Langeslag says with a smile from her fourth-floor office in Stadler hall. “People either love it or they hate it and think I’m crazy.”
Why such strong responses?
Everybody has something to say – and plenty of preconceived notions