Ever wondered how falling in love actually happens? Or have you ever done something stupid out of love?
Professor Stephanie Ortigue, a researcher at Syracuse University, has recently revealed that falling in love happens in your brain, and not in your heart. Not only that, the meta-analysis study also proved that love at first sight takes only about five seconds!
The study showed that falling in love triggers a mechanism in 12 specific regions of the brain. These regions secrete a combination of dopamine, ocytocin, and adrenaline which makes us feel completely euphoric.
Love affects some of our mental functions, including our mental representation function as well as the way we see the other person. This discovery may well explain how some of us tend to lose all objectivity at the beginning of a relationship or where the expression seeing the world through rose-colored glasses comes from!