10 scientific facts about love
1. Love is like a cocaine
If you do tomography of the brain in love with a person, you will notice an interesting detail: it will be very excited two zones, responsible for the so-called reward system. Scientists attribute this to the influence of high doses of dopamine - a substance that is usually caused by a feeling of pleasure. It is curious that with such force, these areas of the brain respond only to cocaine.
2. Love as a way of survival
In animals that form long-term pair, there are three stages in the relationship: desire, passion, affection. Desire - it is not aimed at someone sex drive (zoologists call this status word, which are based on basic needs: satisfaction of hunger, thirst, sex drive). Passion - is a fixation on a certain subject. Affection - a strong link, designed for long-term breeding program. Scientists are convinced that romantic love in humans - is a modified form of hobby animals. She appeared in our ancestors as a way of survival. In other words, love helps save effort not to throw, and to seek a partner for the purpose of procreation.
3. Love lasts from 1, 5 to
There is a biological sense: a term guaranteed father participated in the first, the most difficult months of life of the mother and child from our ancestors. If there are obstacles, such as the non-reciprocity, separation, large discrepancy in the timetables - love can last much longer.
4. Love is blind
The pictures are sent in BG German researcher Andreas Bartel, it is seen that the zones are usually active in the brain nevlyublennogo person sleeping in lovers. This zone of negative emotions and rational decisions.
5. Where does depression
Man, unhappy in love, it passes through two stages. At first, the dopamine level rises further. The consequence of such an overdose is furious and even more heightened sense of love. But sooner or later there comes a second phase. Dopamine falls below the average level that causes depression.
6. Love - is the dependence
Once on the effects of love is similar to cocaine, scientists recommend to treat unrequited love as well as drug addiction. You need to remove incentives and reminders - to throw out all the photos, do not call and do something completely new. Full restart.
7. Love can be treated with medication
Like the maniacs who do not control their actions, from the lovers come serious chemical changes in the blood. They have greatly lowered serotonin, an important hormone. Scientists blame the already mentioned dopamine: natural high, pushing us to madness, which disables the control system. Statistics crimes of love is that in America seriously talk about its treatment pills.
8. Serotonin kills love
If you give a mouse a large dose of serotonin, she rejects his steady partner and begin to mate with just anyone. They explain it this way: serotonin reduces the levels of dopamine, and at the same time - the degree of love (but do not drive). It is important to remember that the level of serotonin is increased under the influence of modern antidepressants.
9. Novelty rescues love
Arriving in a foreign country, being in an unfamiliar hotel, many couples are able to insanity again. In response to any novelty in the brain back into high concentrations of dopamine is released, and it may short-circuit the old circuits, for example, the same drive of love. In general, American psychologists for many years routinely advise all couples to arrange once a week date night. But you can not go all the time in the same restaurant. We must look for the novelty.
10. Men love with their eyes
Men in love period becomes active area of the cerebral cortex responsible for vision. So no wonder they say that men love with their eyes. Women active area associated with memory: saves partner instinct behavior of a few weeks, and then analyzes the received information, to how to weigh the pros and cons. As a result, women are much better to remember all the details of the first phase of the novel.