“But what is love?” Dr. Tarrel speaks to KARE 11 about how love activates different parts of the brain.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, KARE 11 spoke to Dr. Ron Tarrel of Noran Neurological Clinic and Abbott Northwestern Hospital on Friday, February 14th, about love in the brain.

“When you are in love, it is likely the person who has your heart
can make the coldest day, warm.

But what is love?

Dr. Ron Tarrel is a neurologist with Noran Neurological Clinic at Abbott Northwestern. He says different parts of the brain activate love.

“Love is really complex emotion. It  is based on the utility of the love that helps you survive through a world and through  an entire life but it is also based on comfort and satisfaction and reward,” he said.

So, what is happening in the brain when we fall in love?”

What is love? KARE 11 NEWS, Feb. 14, 2020

Click the link above to read and watch the full news interview at KARE 11 online. Watch the interview below:


To learn more about Dr. Tarrel, a Noran Clinic board-certified neurologist, hospitalist, and stroke specialist, visit his bio page.

If you have a neurological concern or are looking for answers regarding neurological symptoms, feel free to contact Noran Neurological Clinic to schedule an appointment with an experienced neurologist at 612.879.1500. Dr. Tarrel sees inpatients at Abbott Northwestern Hospital only, but has colleagues who see patients in clinic at Noran Clinic locations.

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