When we fall in love everything is perfect: we are happier than ever and the world seems a beautiful place.
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Love is without doubt one of the most wonderful feelings. Who has ever been in love? Its symptoms are clear: the knot in his stomach, happiness, insomnia, poor appetite, rapid pulse … But why do we fall? It’s simply a matter of chemistry.
Those who clung to the idea of Cupid’s arrows and the romance of love has to know that is pure chemistry. The explosion of a simple hormones! Falling in love triggers a chain of chemical reactions that are activated and the typical behavior of love appears. Thus, thousands of neurons send electrical discharges in the brain that cause the expulsion of the hormone that keeps the passion, loyalty or enthusiasm.
One of the first hormones released when it falls is feniltelitamina (the family of amphetamines), which is responsible for the passion, excitement and blindness “- when we think our love is perfect. Noradrenaline and serotonin are the ones we heard a accelerated rate and dilated pupils.
Dopamine is the hormone of pleasure and reward. This is the beginning of the relationship and makes the sex drive. It is separated if orgasm and produces happiness.
After a few months, the body ceases to secrete dopamine, because it can take in large amounts, and it seems that oxytocin, also called the love hormone. He is responsible for monogamy is an essential part of the design (which is secreted during orgasm, pregnancy and childbirth). It also strengthens the links between couples or between mothers and their newborns.
Even if it is a hormone involved in the design, is also responsible for monogamous couples. Is released during orgasm and helps to strengthen the ties between the couple. It has been shown that oxytocin monogamous species separated only a few do penguins who have a life partner. Oxytocin is produced in large amounts during pregnancy and delivery and help with contractions. This also helps the mother and child bond in common when the baby is born. These species of animals that segregation of oxytocin are monogamous!
Fortunately or unfortunately, these chemical reactions are addictive, and when we fail to produce withdrawal symptoms may occur as the drug of Pentecost – hence the pain and sadness after a breakup.