Why Love Is Often called Chemistry?
- 9 Months ago
Love is an emotion of strong affection and personal attachment. In philosophical context, love is a virtue representing all of human kindness, compassion, and affection. Love may also be described as actions towards others (or oneself) based on compassion, or as actions towards others based on affection.
But how does it happen?
Lust is the initial passionate sexual desire that promotes mating, and involves the increased release of chemicals such as testosterone and estrogen. These effects rarely last more than a few weeks or months. MRIs show that two parts of your brain light up like a movie marquee when you are in the romantic phase of love. Why? Because of the love potion ingredient called dopamine (it's the addictive substance that sugar, sleep, thirst, and tobacco also release). When you are in love, your brain pumps out dopamine and increase the release of serotonin, the euphoria hormone. So the better you feel, the more you want. You also get a surge of the hormone oxytocin, which promotes a feeling of togetherness.