Love biochemistry - hypothalamus releases various chemicals...

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Adam Collier EMPLID: sp0595598 1/24/07 I believe that love is a physical phenomenon that is based on the biochemistry of the brain. I don’t exactly believe in fate, destiny or the “it was meant to be” kind of love. I think that a man or women could fall in love with just about anybody in the world if they have what that person is looking for in a partner. Love is like a drug, and like any other drug it can be very addicting. People who are in love sometimes describe it as a “high”. This shows why people want to stay in love, or if they once had love and lost it, why they want to find it again. The high is like no other feeling in the world, that’s why it’s so sought after. Once this love “high” stops it’s easy to say that the sadness and grief felt is from withdrawal of that feeling. After doing some research I found out that these feelings of love come from the part of the brain called the hypothalamus. When somebody views another person as attractive or appealing to them the
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Unformatted text preview: hypothalamus releases various chemicals which will eventually trigger the release of hormones into the blood stream. These hormones can cause an increased heart beat and light headedness. People who are uninhibited can use the energy of this high whether it’s through flirting, talking or sex. Very shy people have a harder time using this energy and therefore it becomes an extreme addiction to them as powerful as any other drug addiction is. I also found out that the reason so many people crave chocolate after breaking up with a loved one is because it contains the same chemical that our brains secrete when we’re in love, called phenylthylamine. I’ve felt the high of love once in my life, when I lost it I felt a withdrawal from that feeling for at least a few weeks. After experiencing that feeling it makes me want to feel it again, but at the same time I know that if I lose love again I will feel the same withdrawal I went through before....
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