“The real love is always chaotic. You lose control; you lose perspective. You lose the ability to protect yourself. The greater the love, the greater the chaos“.
Does this chaos come from brain’s chemistry? Many studies and research are able to uncover the mechanisms that take action when we are hit by Cupid’s arrows. There are no bleeding wounds, but hormones, like adrenaline, dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, vasopressin, which adjust our chemical processes, and therefore our feelings, our needs, our reactions. Some symptoms are similar to mental disorders; mania, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder. But, this idea isn’t new; from ancient times love symptoms were compared to mental illness and many potions and recipes were suggested to cure lovesickness.
Yet, the news is that love can change our brain; the way that some of its parts are activated and function. Love can make us more trusty, less doubtful, more fearless, less pessimistic, only by “shutting down” the areas that control these negative feelings; thus, it makes us happier. Love drives us to connect and broadens our perspective and our life.
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