Reduced Cognitive Control in Passionate Lovers
Nov. 11, 2013 — People who are in love are less able to focus and to perform tasks that require attention. . . .
Forty-three participants who had been in a relationship for less than half a year performed a number of tasks during which they had to discriminate irrelevant from relevant information as soon as possible. It appeared that the more in love they were, the less able they were to ignore the irrelevant information. Love intensity thus was related to how well someone is able to focus. There was no difference between men and women.