Do you believe in love at first sight, or do you think that it’s a silly phenomenon that love-crazed people have created?
Well, according to scientists, the concept of love at first sight is just one of many things that occur in the brain when you meet someone that you’re attracted to.
In a nutshell, both passion and sexual desire spark increased activity in the subcortical brain areas that are associated with euphoria, reward, and motivation. They also spark an increase in activity in the cortical brain areas that are involved in self-representation and social cognition.
Love also activates dopamine-rich regions in your brain which are involved in motivation, reward expectancy, and habit formation. This explanation ties in with psychological studies that have defined love as a rewarding, positive, and motivating experience. Interestingly, different parts of your brain are activated by feelings of love rather than sexual desire.
Check out this video below that gives an in-depth look at love at first sight:
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*image from Coffee Meets Bagel.