Are you in love? Or is there a chemical reaction in your brain? The answer is: yes

05 Mar 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | 52 people are reading

Are you in love? Or is there a chemical reaction in your brain? The answer is: yes

© 123RF Are you in love? Or is there a chemical reaction in your brain? The answer is: yes

We call it "in love." And certainly on Valentine's Day we are busy with it. But those warm feelings are actually chemicals and hormones that do things in our brains.

If we believe that a spark is flying over, an event actually takes place in an area deep within the brain, the tegmental area ventralis. The area tegmentalis ventralis prepares for positive feelings, or causes them, and starts producing a chemical called dopamine, often called the "feel-good" neurotransmitter.

Dopamine also plays a role in movement , motivation, mental focus, psychosis, and the production of breast milk. But he is best known for his role in addiction - and in romance. Dopamine jumps from neuron to neuron and travels along an ancient brain path called the dopaminergic mesolimbic tract, stimulating the brain to respond to expected rewards of food, medicine, hugs, sex, or other pleasurable actions. This network has almost all animals, including worms and flies, that originated about two billion years ago.

Next, the nucleus accumbens ensures that a lot of extra dopamine is produced, making life look more fun, the colors softer, sound more beautiful and the one more attractive. Hormones and neurotransmitters (including phenylethylamine, noradrenaline, adrenaline, endorphin, dopamine and oxytocin) are produced in the brain when the person sees the target of falling in love.

Until that flow of dopamine decreases And it appears that the one also has disadvantages. For as long as it lasts: have fun

Source (s): CNN