How to tell you’re in love

Published on February 13th, 2012
How to tell you're in love

At last, scientists discovered what it means to ‘fall in love, scientifically speaking of course.

According to studies led by Helen Fisher, an anthropologist at Rutgers University in New Jersery, and one of the leading experts on the biological basis of love, have revealed that the brain’s “in love” phase is a unique and well-defined period of time, and there are a couple of telltale signs that you’re in it.

So, when you meet someone special, the central dopamine – a chemical involved in attention and focus – level in your brain surges, this results in you thinking your guy/girl is super special and there is no one like them.

A spike in central norepinephrine, a chemical associated with increased memory in the presence of new stimuli will then lead you to believe that your loved one is absolutely perfect and overlook any negative traits there may be.

You know what happens next, you can’t wait to be with that person, you spend every waking (and sleeping) moment thinking about him/her and dream about your future and the names of your kids. This can all be explained by…yep you guessed it, science!

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