Unknown facts about love
How much has been written about the all-consuming and all-embracing love, and scientists for centuries trying to unravel the mystery of this most mysterious of human feeling. Here are some interesting facts and scientific theories about love, that does not detract from her poetry and romance.
1. "Butterflies in the stomach" are actually
When we fall in love, it seems that around the butterflies, we are elated and ready to dance with happiness. In fact, blame the hormone adrenaline, which spreads throughout the body in response to the reaction of the so-called "fight or flight".
2. In fact, to fall in love, enough four minutes
If we want to make someone a good impression, we have left a total of 4 minutes to do it. It is believed that much more of an impression on a potential partner makes the body language, the sound of the voice and speech rate, rather than the meaning of what was said.
3. When the two lovers look into each other's eyes, the beating of their hearts synchronized
Studies show that people enamored heartbeats are synchronized within 3 minutes after the gaze into each other's eyes.
4. Love acts on human cocaine
Love affects the brain as well as the dose of cocaine, causing a similar feeling of euphoria. Scientists have proven that when a person is in love, his body produces several chemicals which enhance the activity of the 12 regions of the brain at the same time making us feel euphoric.
5. embrace act on the body as a natural analgesic
The so-called love hormone oxytocin, which produce the brain, female ovaries and male testes during the embrace, is involved in the process of the emergence of strong attachment. It is proved that oxytocin dose weakens, and sometimes even eliminates the headache. Definitely a worthy alternative analgesic pills.
6. Even a glance at the photo of a loved one is enough to ease the pain of
It has long been known that the close presence contributes to improving patient health. And sometimes enough just one look at the photograph of a loved one, to dull the pain. Experiments conducted among those who felt physical pain showed - the patients who looked at photos of friends and loved ones, and also participated in a game of words, it becomes much easier than those who simply played the game.
7. In people with the same degree of attractiveness more likely to maintain their relationship for many years to
The so-called phenomenon of "exactly" means that men and women tend to choose their partners in the one who is their "equals", ie. E. Similar in external data. Even if one of the partners is less attractive, it makes up for it other socially desired quality.
8. The couple, who are too similar to each other, are less likely to long, strong relationships
As the famous saying: opposites attract. Scientists have proven that this is partly true. Too alike or too different partners tend to separate. Of course, something loving people should be similar, but at the same time, there are things that we need to learn from each other.
9. "Broken Heart" - is not just a metaphor
obtained evidence that stressful events such as separation, divorce, loss of a loved one, betrayal, or even finding a loved one from a distance can cause pain in the heart. This state is called "broken heart syndrome". Deep emotional distress actuate certain brain chemical compounds that significantly weaken the heart, leading to severe pain in the chest and difficulty breathing. The disease often affects women, and doctors often confuse it with a heart attack.
10. Romantic love eventually ends. But love comes her perfect
It is believed that the love weakens with age. Scientists estimate that romantic love, which is inextricably linked to a sense of euphoria, dependence and butterflies in the stomach lasts only one year. After a year of relationship begins the so-called stage of "perfect love." Such a transition, according to scientists, is associated with increased levels of the protein neurotrophins have recently formed couples.
11. The symptoms of love are similar to the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder
Studies show that people at the stage of nucleation relations have lower levels of serotonin, which is associated with a sense of happiness and well-being and higher levels of cortisol associated with stress. Similar to the chemical composition of hormones is observed in people suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder. This explains the characteristic behavior of the lovers and the presence of obsessive thoughts about the object of love. This theory also works the other way around - people with lower levels of serotonin fall in love and have sex more quickly than others.
12. Thoughts of love and sex affect the creativity and concrete thinking
The psychologists found that any reminder of the object of adoration affects the abstract and creative thinking, t. To. It is related to such aspects of love with abstract, as a long-term relationship, a strong attachment, commitment and intimacy. A reminder about sex triggers a specific work of thinking, causing a person to focus on short-term details rather than the long-term plans and objectives.
13. Devotion + passion + = intimacy of perfect love
According to the triangular theory of love psychologist Robert Sternberg there is a specific formula for the different kinds of love. Sternberg calls several kinds of love, the formula which consist of an alternation of three basic components: a romantic love = passion + intimacy, friendly intimacy love = + devotion invented love = passion + loyalty. Of course, the most powerful of all is the perfect love, which is just a 3-components.
14. In long-term relationships is more important than an attractive facial features, and not well built body
It is proved that when a person is looking for nothing burdensome relationship and wants to tighten an easy affair, he first drew attention to the potential partner's body. Conversely, for those looking for a serious relationship, an important role is played by the attractiveness of facial features.
15. Holding hands with your loved ones, we remove the stress
Those pairs that are associated with strong and harmonious relationships, can with great success to calm each other in stress and even relieve physical suffering, just holding hands.
16. Thanking the favorite, we become happier
Psychologists have proven that when we say nice things to people who really care about us, we sincerely thank them for something, we become happier themselves.
17. When someone we love, our pupils dilate, which makes us more attractive
Back in the 1870s, Darwin speculated that the pupils can expand when a man sees an object of interest or shows attention to anyone or anything. And this is actually true - even when we are watching a video or photo with your beloved, our pupils become wider, and we ourselves are becoming attractive.
18. Looking into the eyes of a stranger, it is possible to fall in love
They say that the eyes - a mirror of the soul. And it is not surprising that a simple glance at them is enough to fall in love once and for all, even in the one of whom we know nothing. Scientists had proved that the human body, which looks at the object of sympathy, produces a chemical called phenylethylamine, which is responsible for "mad love". In action it is similar to cocaine, so makes you feel excitement, euphoria and sexual desire.
19. Monogamous relationships are not only in humans but also in animals
The man is not the only animal in the world who can be faithful. Wolves, swans, gibbons, black vultures, albatross, termites, and many other animals find a mate for life.
20. Love - the only thing that matters
A study conducted by a group of Harvard researchers over the entire 76 years, has proven that really love - it's all that matters in life. The life experiences of the participants of the experiment showed that happiness and satisfaction revolves around one feeling - love or searching for that same love.