How do you know you are in love?
Many of you might answer because I can “feel it in my heart. I have sweaty hands and I can’t get his face out of my mind.”
Don’t worry the experts understand you perfectly. You are in love and when you are in love, the feeling does something to your brain. Some parts of brain will light up and blood will surge creating a more uneasy feeling that is hard to control.
The neurotransmitters and some the activation of powerful hormones that are responsible for the feeling called love will change something about you.
The love is in your brain...
It said that this chemical is responsible for the feelings of intense pleasure just like the feeling when you take cocaine.
Adrenaline and norepinephrine:
Make your heart race, palms sweat and mouth becomes dry.
Opioid system: Is responsible for liking:
When a man is attracted to a woman part of the brain is activated just like when we have a dose of the morphine. According to a study, men who were given doses of morphine rated the picture of women more attractive than men that received no dose.. The researchers think the poiod system can be manipulated to perceive attractiveness.
The feelings called “love” overlooks bad stuff.
The chemical called serotonin in the brain drop when you are in love. Then this makes your love focused only with the good attitudes and not the bad things about your lover. You can’t stop thinking about him as well.
This hormone is powerful in creating the feeling of security. The oxytoxin is called “love hormone”. This hormone is released after a man and woman make love, hug and when a mother nurses her infant.
Oxytoxin helps build trust between people and also has calming effect on people.
Vasopressin aka (anti-diuretic hormone) works with your kidneys to control thirst. This hormone is powerful and just like oxytoxin can be released after making love. It also has a crucial role in forming long-term relationships in people and animals.
The monogamous vs. promiscuous voles: