Simple attraction and love are a totally different thing. When you are attracted to someone because he is handsome or because she is beautiful, it doesn’t mean that it is “love” for that special someone. However, simple attraction can lead to “love”. There had been a lot of cases wherein someone just simply attracted and then later, he or she fell in love with that someone. Did you know that there is a scientific explanation regarding this? You will be greatly amazed for sure!
Did you know that there are some important parts in the brain that helps each of us to feel affection toward others? Some of you might think that “affection” is only felt by the heart. Actually, the brain is responsible for the development of love.
Then, what are these parts of the brain that helps us in the development of love toward others?
Instead of saying “I love you from the bottom of my heart”, its actually more proper to say “I love you from the bottom of my hypothalamus”. Do you know the reason? It’s because this part of the brain produces dopamine, oxytocin, and vasopressin. All of these are very important in the process of falling in love.
This part of the brain helps in the regulatory of hormones that helps in the development of feelings such as love and also secretes them into the body.
Hippocampus, Medial Insula, Anterior Cingulate
These are the three important parts of the brain that are responsible in the development of love.
While this part of the brain helps to moderate “fear and stress”.