[Ed. – Dusty Springfield could not be reached for comment.]
A medical test to determine the biological evidence for being “in true love ” will be available in Britain within a decade, says one of the world’s leading neurologists.
The painless, non-invasive procedure will enable doctors to accurately determine whether a patient is truly smitten or “faking it”.
It will work by detecting the presence of potent ‘love’ chemicals in the brain using an MRI-type scanner.
The chemicals, called nonapeptides, are only produced in significant quantities when a person is truly in love, researchers now believe.
At present, the procedure for measuring the volume of nonapeptides in the brain can be done only in living laboratory animals.
But advances in medical technology means a test on the brains of people could become a reality by 2028, Dr Fred Nour, a renowned US doctor, claims.
Unlike lie detectors and other existing devices, such a scanner could not be duped and would boast an accuracy rate of between 97 and 99 per cent.