The Science Of Heartbreak : Fresh Air Science writer Florence Williams experienced what felt like a brain injury when her husband left her after more than 25 years together. So she decided to explore the connection between heartache and physical pain — including possible changes in the immune, digestive and nervous systems. Her new book is Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey.

Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews Free Love, by Tessa Hadley.

The Science Of Heartbreak

The Science Of Heartbreak

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Science writer Florence Williams experienced what felt like a brain injury when her husband left her after more than 25 years together. So she decided to explore the connection between heartache and physical pain — including possible changes in the immune, digestive and nervous systems. Her new book is Heartbreak: A Personal and Scientific Journey.

Also, Maureen Corrigan reviews Free Love, by Tessa Hadley.