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What’s the use of a broken heart?

by Eureka!

All of us (except Michael) have had our hearts broken at some point - but why does it hurt so much? And what is the evolutionary purpose of all that pain? This week we’re finding out exactly what goes on in our bodies when we experience heartache, whether we might be able to cure a broken heart and if it’s possible to actually die from heartbreak.

Special thanks to today’s expert, Associate Professor Mary-Frances O’Connor.

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