The Science of Love

The Science of Love

Love is more than just a warm fuzzy feeling—it's science. There are chemicals in your brain that give you elated feelings when you're in love, and there are studies and brain scans to prove it. Learn all about the steamy science of love by watching the videos below.

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from ASAPScience

Key Facts In This Video

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    Love is intertwined with the evolutionary survival of the human race. (0:19)

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    The brain of someone in love looks similar to the brain of someone on cocaine. (0:44)

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    There is a surge of dopamine and norepinephrine during orgasm and when we look at pictures of those we love. (1:21)

04:01

from SciShow

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04:38

Key Facts In This Video

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    Ovulating women emit a chemical called copulins that promotes testosterone production in men. (1:18)

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    When you're falling in love, your body is flooded with neurotransmitters called monoamines. (1:52)

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    The hormones oxytocin and vasopressin promote feelings of attachment in long-term relationships. (3:25)

02:50

from Life Noggin

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from Big Think

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