A new research has suggested that 12 areas of your brain seem to be working together when it comes to falling in love or seeing the right one.
A review and statistical analysis on past brain research was carried out by Stephanie Ortigue of Syracuse University and her colleagues. This analysis was following a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine which suggests it takes about a fifth of a second to fall in love.
Ortigue believes that love being a very important subject in everyone’s life is not properly understood. They found out that when a person falls in love different areas of the brain release euphoria-inducing chemicals such as dopamine, oxytocin, adrenaline and vasopressin.
Some other studies have revealed the increase in blood levels of nerve growth factor (NGF), a protein which is said to play a role in the survival and maintenance of brain cells. And for the ones who had just fallen in love, this level was found to be higher in comparison to others.
"When love doesn’t go well, instead of focusing on what's going wrong between the two partners we might want to study how they represent their body image for themselves”, she said.