Falling For Fictional MenNov 18th, 2009 | By Krystal | Category: Featured Articles, Movie News
Tonic’s Erin Green has a great article on what happens to the female brain when women start falling for fictional characters. Green enlists the aid of biological anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher to delve into what helps feed the Twilight frenzy. Click here to read the entire article!
“Despite a few bad apples, dedication to the series and the stars can be good for the soul. “When you drive up dopamine in the brain you feel more optimistic, you feel more energetic,” says Fisher. “It’s entirely possible that being crazy about some kind of rock star is being useful to them in some way.”
Fisher also says that sharing the communal experience of Twilight is a way to strengthen social bonds among friends. Waiting near the red carpet for a glimpse of a star can be “about sharing this experience with your friends and tightening your community,” says Fisher. “You aren’t just connected to this person but you’re connecting to the people around you.”