True love?

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Nearly 24 hours since meeting my new smart rover and totally in love. I’m ready for a long term relationship. At least 2 years, according to the contract…

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/01/opinion/you-love-your-iphone-literally.html

…when they were exposed to the video, our subjects’ brains didn’t just see the vibrating iPhone, they “heard” it, too; and when they were exposed to the audio, they also “saw” it. This powerful cross-sensory phenomenon is known as synesthesia.

But most striking of all was the flurry of activation in the insular cortex of the brain, which is associated with feelings of love and compassion. The subjects’ brains responded to the sound of their phones as they would respond to the presence or proximity of a girlfriend, boyfriend or family member.

In short, the subjects didn’t demonstrate the classic brain-based signs of addiction. Instead, they loved their iPhones.

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