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Professor Sean Mackey discusses the painkilling power of love

Yesterday, Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, and his collaborator, Jarred Younger, PhD, announced findings, published in PLoS One, showing that intense, passionate feelings of love can block pain in ways similar to painkillers or drugs like cocaine. They also found that stronger love produced stronger analgesic effects.

For your afternoon viewing pleasure, we present this CBS San Francisco segment in which Mackey discusses his findings. One warning before you watch: This video contains explicit scenes of kissing and rodeo looping.

Previously: Stanford study shows love blocks pain: Analgesic moments in movie history and Love blocks pain, Stanford study shows

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