How does love affect our brain?

The soul sings, the heart yearns ... And what happens to the brain of a person in love? Seven changes that are possible only when we know that it is love.

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So what happens to us when we are in love? 

We fall into dependence

Love is not for nothing called the drug. When we love, in our brain activated the same area as that of drug dependence. We feel euphoria and a desire to experience these emotions again and again. A man in love is almost an addict, although he does not have a health risk, rather the opposite.

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We think not about «myself» but about «us»

Instead of talking and thinking "I", we begin to talk and think 'we'. What is the difference? A recent study found that those who frequently uses the pronoun "I", "my", "me", are more prone to depression than those who used to say "we" and "our" - which once again proves that the love relationships improve health.

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We become wiser

Love is useful for the psyche. At Valentine increases the level of dopamine, a hormone associated with pleasure, desire and euphoria. Relations in the pair contribute to a long life, wisdom, and the robust mental health

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We are willing to support others

Trust and support are very important in a relationship, and our brain is ready to fully support us. Studies using MRI shows that when we are in love, the activity of the frontal lobes, responsible, in particular, for the condemnation and criticism, is reduced, and we want to criticize or less skeptical to people who are important to us.

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We are less stressed

Our brains are not forgotten sensations from the first touch of a loved one. Amazing fact: when we just keep the partner's hand, it protects it from stress, lowers blood pressure and reduces pain.

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The center of pleasure in the brain literally lights

After studying human brain's response, which was recognized in the "mad love" for each other, the researchers found that the activity of "pleasure center" of each of them increased sharply at the sight of the beloved ... photos. And in the region associated with the stress response, activity, on the contrary, reduced.

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We feel safe

The relations that bind lovers, similar to the relationship of the child and the mother. That is why in our brains switched on "inner child" and come back to us, our children's feelings, for example, total security. Studies also show that when we are in love, the activity areas of the brain responsible for fear and negative emotions decreased.

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