Wednesday, November 16, 2011

To fall in love relates with chemistry (doh)

Found this while doing my assignment. it was quite astounding, didnt know that all those 'can't-sleep-thing-oh-i'm-so-not-at-ease' had some scientific explanation afterall -__-"

Falling in love - Attraction
When you fall in love you may have many physical symptoms: lose of appetite, can't sleep, can't concentrate, palms sweat, butterflies in stomach... This is due to surging brain chemicals called monoamines:

- DOPAMINE: it's commonly associated with the pleasure system of the brain, providing feelings of enjoyment and reinforcement to motivate us to do certain activities. It's released by naturally-rewarding experiences, such as sex or food. Some research studies show that when female rodents were injected dopamine in the presence of a male rodent, the female will pick him out of a crowd later.

- PHENYLETHYLAMINE: It's a natural amphetamine like the known drug and can cause the same stimulation effects. It contributes to that on-top-of-the-world feeling that attraction can bring, and gives you the energy to stay up day and night with a new love.

- SEROTONIN: it controls impulses, unruly passions, obsessive behavior, aiding the sense of "being in control".

- NOREPINEPHRINE is another neurotransmitter which induces euphoria in your brain, exciting the body by giving it a booster dose of natural adrenaline. This causes the heart to beat faster and blood pressure to rise. That's why you can experience a pounding heart or sweaty palms when you see someone you're attracted to.

what do ya think huh? So, next time someone says something like, 'jiwa ku tak tenang,mandi tak basah, makan tak kenyang yadayadayada' better believe him. He aint lying (?) err,yep.

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