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  1. The feeling of falling in love is associated with the activity of parts of the brain that are responsible for various mental functions: feeling pleasure, forming attachments, motivating behavior, social cognition and self-image. when a person sees their loved one, the body produces dopamine, oxytocin, epinephrine, and vasopressin. They excite a state of euphoria in the brain, and the sensations of a person are comparable to drug intoxication. Reduced arousal of the amygdala, which is responsible for fear, anxiety, anxiety, suppressed neurons that are responsible for critical evaluation of other people.

  2. It is more effective to explain the process of mental changes through mediator systems and hormones. I'll tell you in order:

    1. The beginning of a relationship (the first days) is accompanied by the release of phenylethylamine-this is the “love hormone”. A person gets high doses of euphoria when they see a person. And the consciousness of blurring, relegating everything else in life to the background.

    2. In the absence of a person nearby, the psyche is affected by dopamine, a mediator of anticipation, which adds even greater doses of pleasure to the psyche from just thinking about a partner.

    3. When lovers are around, oxytocin, serotonin, vasopressin and their sex hormones dominate.
      Oxytocin – trust in the partner, rapprochement with him, unity.
      Serotonin – joy and satisfaction of necessity. Feeling needed by your partner.
      Vasopressin – trust in loved ones and aggression towards strangers. Encourages aggressive behavior toward other people, especially when they violate your personal boundaries. It is this hormone that causes jealousy.

    And sex hormones, of course:

    Testosterone in men – dominance, determination, self-confidence.
    Estrogens and prolactin in women – emotionality, sensuality, care, reflection.


    If we consider only the work of the brain-what are the features of this particular process?:

    The limbic system is highly active, in particular those parts that are responsible for the biological need for reproduction.
    Increased activity of the substantia nigra, which contains dopamine neurons.
    Associative parietal, temporal and prefrontal cortex, in order to create the most detailed image of the partner.

  3. Simply put, this can be attributed to the release of hormones, dopamine, serotonin, adrenaline, and endorphin, which makes a person's perception of reality different than before the surge. Meetings and thoughts about a loved one stimulate the release of hormones that act on different parts of the brain.

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