Friday, October 7, 2016

The Mystery of Love-Science: 4 Phases of Romance

Ever wonder why do you fall in love? Falling in love is a magical experience that happens between two people. So why do people fall in love? How does your brain works when you fall in love? Is their any explanation by science? 
According to experts, these are the stages that we go into a relationship of love couple:
The Mystery of Love-Science: 4 Phases of Romance

1. ON: infatuation

It is a very passionate and irrational stage. The priority at this point in the relationship is sexual contact.
The brain produces new lovers physiological reactions and releases chemicals that are important to create that feeling of love to prolong the bond between the couple.
On the one hand, it induces the production of male androgens and estrogens that increase female sexual appetite. In the initial romantic love, the brain also produces phenylethylamine, passion-inducing substance.

Sex generates the release of hormones such as oxytocin and vasopressin, which contribute to the desire to stay next to each other. The initial passion is also characterized by inhibition of serotonin, mood stabilizer, and disabling brain regions such as the frontal cortex, involved in logic and reasoning. Perhaps that is why it has been said that love is blind.

Love at first sight is there?

Larry Young says no: "It's not love, it's lust at first sight. Know someone, you cross a couple of looks and you exchange a few words. Sufficient that, in some cases, the release of molecules Love faster than usual. It is best not get carried away by the first impulse and think it is love at first sight, but let flow chemistry and make sure that what we have experienced is not lust and can be more durable.

2. sails to romance.

Helen Fisher, of Rutgers University in New Jersey, a pioneer in the study of the biochemistry of love, has observed that lovers increase the functions in ventral tegmental area of ​​the brain, part of the reward system.
Fisher found great activity in cells that synthesize dopamine, substance-related euphoria, mood swings and also with the motivation to achieve a specific objective. This part of the brain is the reptilian brain called, which has to do with survival behaviors: eating, drinking, sex and the need for protection. So, romantic love is a necessity, almost impossible to avoid.
Much of the blame for the other becomes an obsession is the combination of norepinephrine and dopamine. Both are responsible to focus our attention on something specific and remember in detail to learn new stimuli. Meanwhile, low levels of serotonin us tripping over themselves to repetitive thought that explains our obsession with the other.

3. SPEED TIP: commitment

Completed a first negotiating roles in the couple and solved the initial conflicts, increases the loyalty and commitment of exclusivity in the couple. erotic passion remains, but the ardor gives way to a more relaxed and consistent emotion, where lovers brains secrete endorphins and enkephalins, inducing states of relaxation, satisfaction and well-being. Such substances also have a more addictive nature, which makes it difficult to overcome the loss of a loved one.

4. IDLE: love mate

It does not happen always, but the romantic and erotic passions begin to be reduced by monotony and lack of incentives. There are fewer dopamine release, and if you stop having sex, oxytocin levels also fall.
This reduction is covered with increased commitment and settlement of the couple, including child care. These benefits outweigh the long run we as a species.


Keep in mind;
Romantic love is great, but because it relies on chemicals, it fluctuates and can even fade entirely.

"The Mystery of Love-Science" is a series article will be continued part by part.

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