The Scientists Found out: How long Does our Mind Need to Fall in Love

How Long Does It Really Take To Fall In Love?

The next time when you think that you have experienced a love at first sight, you are right. It’s all about pure chemistry. Namely, during the process of falling in love itself, there is not much romance. It is all about chemical reaction into the brain and it happens faster that we can assume.

A research was conducted in 2010, by the University of Syracuse.  The experts found out that only takes about a fifth of a second to fall in love. This is the time that our brain needs in order to start secreting the chemicals that produce such as euphoria, oxytocin, dopamine, and adrenaline.

These hormones of happiness are responsible for our good feelings and starts to secret in twelve different parts of the brain.They work together in order to create a feeling of satisfaction and euphoria, a.k.a, “butterflies in the stomach” that we all have when we fall in love.  

Young couple in love

The love has influence even like the drugs.

The first feeling of falling in love is similar to the one that cocaine produces. It activates the same centers in the brain, which are responsible for feeling euphoric.

Ortigue is an assistant professor of psychology and an adjunct assistant professor of neurology, both in The College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University.

The findings beg the question, “Does the heart fall in love, or the brain?”

“That’s a tricky question always,” says Ortigue. “I would say the brain, but the heart is also related. 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.”

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