Love - Kit Chow HWS 333 Fall 2009 What is love and How does...

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Kit Chow HWS 333 Fall 2009 What is love and How does it Affect Society The presentation on love by Trish not only go through the basic love relationships but also many other aspects . I found it very informative when she started to explain the chemical and the different parts in our brain that involved love . Our emotional state of mind was discussed as well . Trish had detailed background information on this subject since she has taken a summer course at BU similar on this topic on love and the ugly side of love . She was greatly influenced by the work of her professor and Helen Fisher, an anthropology professor and human behavior researcher at Rutgers University . Her specialty was the study of the science of love . At the beginning, Trish got our attention by playing the song What is Love by Haddaway . I found it very relevant and paid extra attention on the lyrics. There are two types of love in general . The passionate type is the love that is all about intense desire and the excitement of being with someone . The companionate love is the feeling of calm and secure being with someone . A healthy relationship should have both of the qualities. The strong sense of intensity for love comes from the attraction part . The brain releases the chemical called dopamine, which produces extremely focused attention, unwavering motivation and goal directed behaviors . A high level of dopamine can make someone feels really good about their mate and neglects any of their negative traits . Sometimes, 1
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Love - Kit Chow HWS 333 Fall 2009 What is love and How does...

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