Researchers have found that when in love, the brain looks very different from before. The study, led by Helen Fisher, an anthropologist at Rutgers University and one of the leading experts on love has revealed that when falling in love is a unique phase and almost always leads to a good phase in a certain period of time. Quoted from livescience, here are 13 signs if you are in love:
Feeling he is the most special
When you are in love, you begin to think if he is the only one. This belief is supported by the inability to feel romantic passion in others. Fisher and his colleagues believe that this is caused by an increase in central dopamine levels, the chemicals involved in attention and focus in your brain.
Don't care about the lack of him
People who are in love tend to focus on the positive side of the couple rather than seeing the shortcomings. They are also more sensitive to objects that are reminiscent of the person, and consider if the object represents a loved one. This focus is also thought to be the result of an increase in central dopamine levels, as well as a surge in central norepinephrine, a chemical associated with increased memory with the presence of new stimuli.
As is known, when we fall in love we often feel emotional and physical instability. You certainly have felt very happy, feeling happy, and more excited when the relationship was intimate, right? But it turns around when suddenly you fight with your partner so you have trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, trembling, heart beat, anxiety, panic and feelings of despair. This mood change is exactly like a drug addict. When someone falls in love with a researcher, saying this is a form of addiction.
It's hard to get the relationship closer
When you have decided to establish a relationship, later you will feel happy times and difficult times. When you are at the most difficult point in a relationship, you will tend to intensify the romantic side of your partner. In this reaction, central dopamine is the most responsible. Research also shows that dopamine-producing neurons /central nervous systems in the mid-brain region are more productive.
Obsessed with him
People who are in love spend an average of more than 85 percent of their waking time to reflect on him. Things that are considered disturbing the mind are considered a form of obsessive behavior, which is caused by a decrease in central serotonin levels in the brain. This is a condition that has been associated with obsessive behavior.
Want to always be together
Over time, people who are in love will show signs of emotional dependence on their relationship, such as being possessive, jealous, afraid of being rejected, and afraid of breaking up. They will look for ways to get closer every day and together build a dream of the future to survive.
Do anything for it
People who are in love usually have strong emotional ties and are very empathetic towards the people they love. People who fall in love are willing to sacrifice anything for the person they love.
Follow your partner's tastes
Falling in love is characterized by a tendency to rearrange daily priorities such as changing the way clothing, behavior, habits, or other values are more in tune with loved ones.
Fisher in his study found that people who have more testosterone and have very analytical, competitive and emotional personalities often find partners with personalities who have high levels of estrogen and oxytocin. The reason is that those who have high estrogen and oxytocin hormones tend to be the type of people who are empathetic, patient, trustworthy, and sociable.
Not only about sex
Not infrequently when you're with a partner, there is passion and desire to make love. But a study found that 64 percent of people who are in love (the same percentage for both sexes) disagree with the statement, "Sex is the most important part of my relationship with my partner". Do you agree?
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