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Love, Love Medulla: The Neuroscience of Beatlemania

To most, “Beatlemania” incites a vivid image of frenzied fans, predominantly teenage girls, looking as though they’ve just witnessed a gruesome murder. As it turns out, neuroscience can partially explain the phenomenon. Read More

I don't get it

I did not swoon over the Beatles when I was young. I could not feel love for a male who was likely to ignore my existence. I couldn't understand why girls would invest their love in such a losing proposition. I presumed it was a female-female bonding ritual- a way to get love from other females. What do you think?

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Jordan Gaines Lewis is a science writer and Ph.D. candidate in neuroscience at Penn State College of Medicine.

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