This is how your brain works under the influence of falling in love
13 Apr 2021Updated: 4 hours ago | people are reading
© iStock The science behind romance
Now that the days are getting colder, there is no better way to crawl into your new love. Helen Fisher, scientific dating consultant, spoke with Vox about what love does to your brain and how the science of connection and connection is a blueprint for your budding relationship. Asked what the difference is between sex and love, Fisher answers: "The sex drive of men and women is largely driven by testosterone, but romantic love is governed by the dopamine system. I regard romantic love as a fundamental urge that has evolved over millions of years to focus your mating energy on an individual and thus begin the process of reproduction. " She also says: "Your sex drive motivates you to find many different partners, but romantic love is all about focusing your mating energy on a person."
Fisher explains that your brain knows the difference between a one-night stand and dopamine-driven love. It is a completely different chemical experience that is the fundamental building block of human evolution. Your brain knows exactly whether your sweetheart on the couch is love or lust!