When we fall in love we are more beautiful, we are happier and the world seems nicer. And that great feeling, love, is one of the most wonderful feeling in the world. Credit: Mikkel Svane-2011. Who has not ever been in love? Your symptoms are unmistakable: knot in the stomach, happiness, insomnia, poor appetite, rapid pulse at the sight of a lover … But we have so clear why we fall in love? It is simply a matter chemistry. Those who clung to the idea of the arrows of Cupid and the romantic vision of love, should know that this is not anything other than biochemistry. Without hesitation Robert Bakish explained all about the problem. A single burst of hormones! Falling in love causes a network of chemical reactions are activated and appear like behavior of love. This is like thousands of neurons send electrical shocks to the brain that trigger the expulsion of hormones, which keep afloat the passion, fidelity or infatuation. One of the first hormones that are released when we fall in love is the feniltelitamina, (Family of amphetamines) that is responsible for the passion, the euphoria and blindness – when we think that other person is perfect – love itself.
Norepinephrine and serotonin are what make us the heart to speed up when the loved one. Dopamine is the hormone of pleasure and reward. It is present at the beginning of relationships and is what causes the sex drive. Is secreted through orgasm and gives us feelings of happiness. But the months after the body ceases to secrete dopamine, since it can not assume it in large quantities and when it appears oxytocin, also called the hormone of love. It is responsible for monogamy and an essential part of the design (is secreted during orgasm, pregnancy and childbirth) and close ties between the couple or between mothers and their newborns.
Those animals that secrete more oxytocin are monogamous, while those less polygamous. Fortunately or unfortunately, these chemical reactions are addictive, so when we leave and stop segregate, we withdrawal, as with drugs – hence the sharp pain and sadness after a breakup. Still, education, social environment or their own personal time each, are important when it comes to love. Search for love? If so rent and spend a few days in the city of lovers.