What part of your brain causes the sensations of being in love?
I think "Love" is not caused by the brain, but by the heart and spirit.
It is not in the brain my friend.Love is spiritual.....and it have no DNA.
Well the technical answer for this would be that, as is the case with everything, there are multiple parts of the brain involved. Dopamine, a neurotransmitter involved with emotions and various other functions, and serotonin, involved with mood and again various other functions, are very likely to be involved in a sensation of love. As far as the "pleasure" one gets out of being in love, this is controlled by endorphin release.
The hypothalamus is a part of the brain which controls such things as sexual behavior and is linked to emotion, and so it would be one part of the brain involved in feeling love. The amygdala is also very closely linked to fear, aggression, and other emotions. These two parts of the brain, combined with the thalamus, the nucleus accumbens (which controls the release of dopamine), and the hippocampus, make up a part of the brain known as the Limbic System, and this system in the brain is essentially the part that controls basic drives and emotions that a person has.
However, there are other parts of the brain that are involved in such things as your social life and behavior, such as the prefrontal cortex. So, to answer your question, the brain is an extremely complex organ. In almost everything that you do, there are many parts of the brain involved in making it happen. There is no one part of your brain that causes the sensations of being in love, especially since being in love spans such a broad spectrum of emotions, thoughts, behaviors and actions.
All of that being said, I also agree with the people that say it is spiritual. Though there are physical and mental consequences of being in love, i believe that these can only come in unison with a spirtual counterpart to them. Physical, mental, and spirtual behavior and actions all effect each other.
ITS THE CEREBRUM BECAUSE IT IS THE SEAT OF INTELLIGENCE .
The same part of the brain that a lot of people seem to stop using when they fall in love. (In the nicest possible way of course)
by lovelife999 8 years ago
I think when we start thinking and liking someone with zeal to get her/him.what would you say?
by dmoney4god 5 years ago
What is the difference between loving someone and being in love with someone? Why?
by Karen Hellier 6 years ago
What's the difference between loving and being "in love"?What is the difference between loving a person of the opposite sex, and being "in love" with someone?
by Money Fairy 5 years ago
Does being in love allow one freedom or is it a form of entrapment?I see people who seem to be in love but also seem to be trapped or stuck. What are your feelings? Look forward to hearing from you.
by Nichol marie 3 years ago
Why try so hard to be in love, when you are already? a lot of people analyze it way too much,and it creates fictional problems for them,that they need to fix but can't because there not real.
by Colleen McCasland 7 years ago
Is it possible to be "in love' with the idea of being in love?More often than not I find myself falling in love with someone simply to "feel" I am loved. Inherently, these relationships never work.
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