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Episode 50: The Science of Heartbreak

Season 1, Ep. 50

We're back for Episode 50!

Break ups can be hard for everyone but eventually, you get over them. Right?

This week, we take a deep dive into the world of relationships, neuroscience and medicine as we try to find out if science can answer the question: "can heartbreak actually break your heart?"


We jump into:


Coming to America (4:03)

Lockdown love lives (10:17)

Heartbreak heart damage & Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (18:25)

Is love is a drug? (25:55)

Can seeing your ex cause actually hurt you? (41:09)

Is there a rejection gene? (46:23)


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Extra reading:


https://www.cardiomyopathy.org/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy/intro

https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/jn.00784.2009

https://news.umich.edu/study-illuminates-the-pain-of-social-rejection/

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