Dozens of biologists take blood tests, measure pulse, and compare the behavior of people in an attempt to explain love from a scientific point of view.
Love is like cocaine
If you make a brain tomography of a lovers of a person, one can notice one interesting detail: it will be very excited two zones responsible for the so-called system of awards. Scientists explain this by the influence of elevated doses of dopamine – a substance that usually causes a sense of satisfaction. Interestingly, with such force, these areas of the brain react only to cocaine.
Love as a way of survival
In animals that form long-term pairs, there are three stages in the relationship: desire, passion, affection. Desire is not a sex drive for someone (zoologists call this state of the state, based on basic needs: hunger, thirst and sexual desire). Hobbies – this is fixation on a specific object. Affection – a strong link, designed for a long-term reproduction program. Scientists have found that romantic love for humans is a modified form of capture in animals. It appeared from our ancestors as a way of survival. In other words, love helps to save effort in order not to scatter, but to seek out one partner in order to continue the race.
Love lasts from 1.5 to 3 years
Here is a biological sense: such a term guaranteed the participation of the father in the first, most difficult months of life of mother and child from our ancestors. In the presence of obstacles such as inequality, separation, and strong disagreement in the schedules, love can last much longer.
Love is blind
In the photographs of the German researcher Andreas Bartelle it is evident that the zones, usually active in the brain of an unloved person, fall in love with the lovers. This is a zone of negative emotions and rational decisions.
Where does depression come from?
A man miserable in love passes through two stages. Initially, the level of dopamine increases even more. The consequence of such an overdose is rage and an even greater sense of love. But sooner or later the second phase comes. Dopamine falls below the average, causing depression.
Love is an addiction
Once influenced, love is similar to cocaine (see item number 01), scientists recommend treating unhappy love in the same way as narcotic addiction. It is necessary to remove incentives and reminders – throw out all the photos, do not call and do something completely new. Full restart.
Love can be treated with medication
As with the maniacs who do not control their actions, the blood lovers enter into serious chemical changes. They have a greatly reduced serotonin, an important hormone. Scientists are accused of this already mentioned dopamine: a natural drug that pushes us to madness, which turns off the control system. Crime-based statistics on the basis of love are such that in America, seriously talking about its treatment with tablets.
Serotonin kills love
If you give a mouse a big dose of serotonin, it will drop your regular partner and start to mate with whoever got. Explain this: serotonin lowers the level of dopamine, and at the same time – the degree of love (but not the attraction). It is important to remember that the level of serotonin is increased by the action of modern antidepressants.
Novelty saves love
Having arrived in a foreign country, being in an unfamiliar hotel, many couples are again capable of being mad. In response to any novelty in the brain again dopamine is released in high concentrations, and it can shorten the old electrical circuits, for example, the same drive of love. In general, American psychologists have for many years routinely advised all family couples to meet once a week in the evening of dating. But you can not go all the time to the same restaurant. Need to look for novelty.
Men love eyes
Men in the period of love become more active zone of the cortex of the cerebral cortex, which is responsible for vision. So it’s no wonder that men love their eyes. Women have a more active memory-related zone: the instinct memorizes the partner’s behavior in a few weeks, and then analyzes the information it receives, so that everyone should be weighed against and against. As a result, women are much more aware of all the details of the first phase of the novel.