Have you ever thought about why we fall in love? Maybe you’ve wondered how exactly we fall in love? Do you think that love is just a feeling, or is there a science behind love? Is it possible for two people to manifest the same thing? Love is an amazing thing and most of us will fall in love throughout our lives.
When we try and manifest love, which can be done using The Law of Attraction, it can be easier when we know exactly what we are trying to manifest. Love can feel different for each individual, however, there is some science behind it. I am going to discuss the science of love and some facts about love today, which you may be able to relate to.
There have been many studies performed on the science of love, including a study which found that the mind of a person decides whether or not it has been struck by love, in just 90 seconds to 4 minutes.
There has been a lot of research done on the science of love, including these 3 stages that were found to occur when we fall in love:
Now, let’s take a look at 10 very interesting scientific facts about love…
Research has suggested that couples who have a great bond and are in love, can synchronize their heart rates. This normally happens after we stare into each other’s eyes for three minutes.
When we fall in love the hormone Dopamine can be released into our bodies, which is the same hormone activated when using cocaine or nicotine. This gives us a rush of pleasure and happiness, and can also enhance testosterone, which is needed for attraction.
As well as humans often being attracted to those who look like one of their parents, we also tend to fall in love with someone who looks like us. This can include the same eye color, facial features, and hair color.
Research suggests in these 4 minutes, we decide whether or not we like someone normally based on their body language, speed, and tone of voice as well as what they are saying (although what they are saying to you, is said to only take up 7% of our decision).
Not only do most of us take part in monogamous relationships, but quite a few different species do too. For example, wolves, swans, albatrosses, gibbons and black vultures are just some of the animals that find one mate for a lifetime.
A study has suggested that people who had been in a relationship for less than six months showed reduced concentration and performance of tasks they had been given. This may be because the participants were so consumed by thoughts of their loved ones that it hindered their productivity.
When we cuddle, the hormone oxytocin can be produced. This hormone is thought to be part of the bonding process, and the hormone appears in the ovaries, testicles, and brain. Oxytocin can decrease headaches and can sometimes make the pain go away completely after 4 hours.
It has been said that our pupils expand during heightened attention and focus, which can also happen when gazing at an object of desire. It’s also said that people with dilated pupils look more attractive.
It has been known that when a patient is surrounded by their loved ones, it can reduce pain, however, this has also been saying for just looking at a picture of a loved one.
In a study that had participants with either picture of their beloved, or pictures of acquaintances (as well as distracting word games), those who had pictures of their beloved had their pain reduced a lot more than those who had pictures of acquaintances.
This is actually known as Broken Heart Syndrome and can weaken a person's heart.