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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Science of Falling in L.O.V.E.

I was checking my email this morning and saw this 'eye catcher' article-"Science of Falling in Love".You'll find the "clinically tested" chronicles of FALLING IN LOVE :) No myths,no nothing.
Total truth,PURELY factual-right under the 'microscope'!
Felt this might be USEFUL.
Anyhow 'sharing is caring',dont you agree?
Happy reading peeps!

Science of Falling in Luv ^_^
The story begun,when a bunch different researchers used to measure love and its chemical reactions in our brains.One scientist in New York performed brain scans on new couples.The scans revealed that “after that first magical meeting or perfect first date, a complex system in the brain is activated that is essentially ‘the same thing that happens when a person takes cocaine.’” Holy moly! The study found that dopamine was released when those participating in the study were asked to think of their significant others or shown pictures of them. Larry J. Young, a psychiatry professor explained that the chemical is released in our brains “’when you're doing something [highly] pleasurable,’ like having sex, doing drugs or eating chocolate.”

But it doesn’t stop at dopamines my dears.
Next up, according to researchers, are oxytocin and vasopressin which are chemicals thought to encourage couples to form an emotional bond when released in the brain.Long periods of intimate contact (hugging, making out, sex, hand holding) causes oxytocin to be released in our brains.This encourages us to bond with one another. Interestingly, it’s the same chemical that helps mothers bond with their infants. The article shared that vasopressin, another chemical “has similarly been linked to bonding in men.”

And not to fret if you're in a long term relationship, your chemical romance is likely still going strong. Researchers explained that being intimate with your partner, listening and empathizing with them releases even more bonding hormones.

It’s kind of weird to think of our relationships as a series of chemical reactions in our brains, isn’t it? Often, love and relationships are presented as these ethereal and complex ideas that we can’t quite put into words. And to see science tackle something considered so poetic feels odd, unfair even. But the researchers’ findings do make quite a bit of sense.

Amazed huh.Never thought science can be this 'sexy'?

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