Five physical effects of falling in love

By admin
23 December 2013

Ever heard the phrases ‘crazy in love’, ‘love sick’ or someone saying, ‘I’m so in love I can’t concentrate’? While you might have thought it an exaggeration, these statements are actually based within scientific proof.

Ever heard the phrases ‘crazy in love’, ‘love sick’ or someone saying, ‘I’m so in love I can’t concentrate’?

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While you might have thought it an exaggeration, these statements are based on scientific facts.

1.     Love makes you blind

According to research, people in a committed relationship actually shift their attention away from people they’d ordinarily find attractive, and do so unconsciously.

2.     Love is an addiction that makes you high

That euphoria you feel when falling in love is much like the effect that would occur if you were addicted to cocaine. According to a study published in the Journal of Neurophysiology, researchers have linked rejection by a romantic partner to brain activity associated with motivation, reward and addiction cravings.

3.     Love eases the pain

Like a painkiller combats aches and pains, so does passionate feelings of love. According to a study conducted by Stanford University’s School of Medicine, love can provide effective pain relief because the areas of the brain activated by intense love are the same areas that drugs use to reduce pain.

4.     Love makes you lose your focus

Passionate love can definitely mess with your mind and body. The feelings associated with intense and passionate love, particularly at the beginning of a relationship, can affect a person’s emotions and attentions. According to research, a lover’s concentration for daily tasks such as study and work may actually be impaired.

5.     Love syncs your heartbeat

When you're involved in a romantic relationship, your hearts beat at the same speed; yes, that means your heartbeats are in sync.

-Faiza Mallick (@MsFaiza)

Sources: springer.com, einstein.yu.edu, huffingtonpost.com, med.stanford.edu, nature.com

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