Came across some fascinating, eye opening facts about love.
So i decided i was going to write about it and learn more while at it.
If you are anything like me, you must have wondered if love is really blind?
What are the facts about love’s eyesight?
Why is it that we feel the way we feel when we are “supposedly” in love?
Why do people desperately want that partner that shows little or no interest in them?
Are some people in-capable of loving?
The Art of Loving is weird science, and there is more to this weird chemistry than you thought you knew.
This post will be revealing few of the facts you should know about love.
Below are 5 Facts about Love You didn’t Know
Do We Love with our Hearts or Heads?
The general idea is we love with our hearts not with our heads but that statement is not 100% accurate.
Our brain is as important as much as our heart, and that’s why it’s been proven that falling in love is like taking a dose of coke.
No, I am not talking about coca-cola.
Falling in love hits our brain in the exact pattern cocaine does.
It affects the intellectual part of our brains and creates a similar sensation as when cocaine is in the human body.
This is according to a study focused on the Neuroimaging of Love that was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine by researchers from Syracuse University.
The researchers discovered chemicals such as dopamine, vasopressin, oxytocin, and adrenaline in different areas of the brain.
These are euphoria-inducing chemicals and are responsible for feelings of great elation.
To answer the question – Do we love with our hearts or heads?
The author of the research Professor Stephanie Ortigue has this to say:
That’s a tricky question always.
I would say the brain, but the heart is also related because the complex concept of love is formed by both bottom-up and top-down processes from the brain to the heart and vice versa.
For instance, activation in some parts of the brain can generate stimulations to the heart, butterflies in the stomach.
Some symptoms we sometimes feel as a manifestation of the heart may sometimes be coming from the brain.
There is a lot of activities in our brains when we are in love and when love goes wrong, things happen there too.
When heartbroken, these brain activities appear to be the reason some people stand the risk of emotional distress and depression.
In simple English, love can be addictive (let’s call this one facts about love and life)
The researchers were unable to pinpoint which parts of the brain are activated and stimulated by love, hopefully, that will be done soon to help with treatment if it’s ever needed.
The Eye is the Window
This is a psychology fact about love
If you’ve ever listened to Sally Seltmann’s – Harmony to my Heartbeat, this fact about love will help you understand the song better.
Did you know making eye contact can help tell if you are in love?
You probably have tried it and it didn’t work.
Continue reading to find out how this works.
Emilio Ferrer, a professor of psychology at the University of Califonia conducted a study to determine if lovers’ hearts indeed beat for each other, or at least at the same rate.
They had heterosexual couples in a calm, quiet room sitting a few meters away from each other without any form of interaction.
They were connected to heart monitors, the result showed their heart rate was in sync, and they breathe in and out at the same intervals. (Harmonized Heartbeat)
The researchers went further and mixed up data to match people who weren’t couples, the result was nothing close to their initial finding.
Their hearts did not show synchrony, nor did their breathing closely match.
I guess we can boldly say that the eye is the window to the soul after all!
Your Heart can be physically broken
Broken Heart Syndrome is a temporary heart condition that can cause chest pain and shortness of breath.
It is caused by extreme cases of emotions and situations that are really stressful.
Anyone who has ever fallen in love and possibly fallen out of one knows this feeling.
Love-ing is an emotionally intensive venture and one you can’t rule out things like stress.
This is one shocking fact about love I know, but a fact is a fact!
People who are in love have been found to have a low level of serotonin.
Serotonin, also known as the happy chemical contributes to our well-being and happiness.
On the other hand, this group have been confirmed to have a high level of cortisol – the primary stress hormone.
Falling in love is beautiful but it can also be a risky thing for your health.
Some People can’t Feel Love
There are people who suffer from a rare kind of disease known as psychosocial dwarfism.
They experience low hormone secretion by the pituitary gland, thus causing dwarfism.
It is caused by extreme emotional deprivation, and it wouldn’t surprise you to know, people suffering from this disease don’t feel loved.
And if you don’t feel loved, it would be difficult for you to love another person.
I don’t think we need science to confirm that for us.
A friend or family member was dumped by her partner but she can’t get over him.
He is a jerk but she loves him even more and wouldn’t have another man take his place.
You love a girl but she doesn’t seem to care about you.
Do you wonder why this is happening?
Well, it’s a unique phenomenon known as frustration attraction.
And It’s our emotions playing tricks on the heart.
It is triggered by rejection thus affecting our feeling of self-worth.
People with frustration attraction often end up exhibiting behaviors that put them in the wrong.
If you are certain that a person doesn’t love or care about you, there are people out there who want you and would do anything to make you happy.
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