1. Hearts synchronize
According to research published in the International Journal of Psychophysiology and Emotion, scientists at UC Davis in California, found that couples in love tend to synchronize their heart rate and respiration when in mutual interaction for more than three minutes!
2. Hold the hand of his love relieves pain and stress
Research shows that couples who live a relationship with strong, intense and intimate connections can “cure” at the touch of hands!
There is no witchcraft, but the good old “love magic”! According to scientists, couples can calm each other in extreme stress situations or even relieving physical pain when they are in hand.
3. Just like a hug …
If you hold hands can help heal pain, imagine what a hug can do!
Studies show that receiving a hug from someone you love helps to release oxytocin in the body, popularly known as the “love hormone“.
Scientists believe that oxytocin also influences the combat headaches, for example. So the next time the migraine attack, instead of running to the painkillers box, invite your love to sleep for spooning.
4. Romantic love has the days …
Euphoria, butterflies in the stomach, nervousness, sweaty hands … Almost everyone has experienced these symptoms for someone, right? But according to studies, all (or most) of these typical reactions of passion have their days numbered …
Research shows that romantic love, or the intense and euphoric passion, lasts about one year. After that time, you start the so-called “committed love” or “genuine love” when they begin to strengthen the trust and commitment ties.
At this stage, the scientists justify the transition from romantic love to love committed from the presence of high levels of neurotrophins in the brain, a protein responsible for ensuring the survival, development and functioning of neurons.
5. We love or hate in less than 4 minutes!
“First impression remains”. This popular maxim has never been more right!
According to studies, it takes about four minutes for a person to decide whether or not like another.
And that “initial analysis”, which we consider is not primarily the body language of another individual, or its tone and voice speed, the movements of the arms and hands, facial expressions, etc.
6. Passion is a “drug” legal
Studies show that the brain activity of a person in love is similar to a cocaine user!
According to research, approximately 12 different areas of the brain are stimulated when we are in love. The feeling of intense euphoria during the “romantic love” is like the effect of cocaine.
Like drugs, the feelings that characterize love are formed by a group of chemicals that are produced by our body, such as adrenaline, dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, among others.
But do not worry, a “overdose of love” never killed anyone!
7. There is a Triangular Theory of Love
This theory was developed by psychologist Robert Sternberg to try to classify the different types of love. In total, there are three types formed from two of the three main components: passion, intimacy and commitment.
The “romantic love” is the union of passion + intimacy; the “companionate love” is the union of intimacy + commitment, and normally consolidates after the end of “romantic love”; and “fleeting love” is the combination of passion + commitment.
The “legendary” and desired “perfect love” (or “consummate love” as it is also known) is the perfect union of the three components.
Now that you know the mathematics of ideal love, just keep an eye and “do the math”!
8. Thinking in love makes you more creative
When we are in love we planned a thousand things to do side of our soul mate, right? Thoughts and desires for commitment, devotion and intimacy help develop an area of the brain responsible for the creative and abstract thoughts, according to some scientists!
But if you have not found a “love to call your own,” know that thinking about sex also helps stimulate certain important areas to develop concrete activities such as tasks or functions, for example.
9. There are people incapable of love
The so-called hypopituitarism is a rare disease that affects directly the production of certain hormones made in the pituitary region located at the base of the brain.
How does this affect love? Well, this endocrine disease prevents them from being produced eight hormones that are responsible for giving life to the emotional symptoms caused when we are in love.
In other words, people who suffer from hypopituitarism will never feel all the sensations aroused by the “romantic love.” Sadly, no?
10. Broken heart is much more than an expression
In fact, it is even a disease! When someone suffers a very great sorrow, as the end of a relationship, divorce or death of a loved one, you can have the broken heart syndrome, which he even be a physical pain in the heart area. Although this condition, known medically as Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, has no physical effects in reality, the love of disgust experience causes the brain to release substances that weaken the heart!
I love it is an amazing feeling!