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UK Study Finds Looking at Great Art Gives the Same Feeling as Being in Love

Perhaps you can fall in love with a piece of art, after all. Research by Semir Zeki, Professor of Neuroesthetics at University College London shows that the viewing of a great piece of art creates the same chemical response in the brain (namely, a release of dopamine) as being in love. That said, Third Friday...
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Perhaps you can fall in love with a piece of art, after all. 

Research by Semir Zeki, Professor of Neuroesthetics at University College London shows that the viewing of a great piece of art creates the same chemical response in the brain (namely, a release of dopamine) as being in love. 

That said, Third Friday is tomorrow in downtown Phoenix, so stay tuned for our list of must-see galleries and prepare yourself to fall -- hard.

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