When you are in love, the butterflies in your stomach are not the only physical reaction that occurs in your body. See 6 fascinating things that occur in the body as well as in the mind.
1. Your brain is undergoing a transformation.
When you fall in love, approximately 12 areas of the brain are activated, and as a result, you can experience feelings of love in a fifth of a second. So there is such a thing as love at first sight.
2. Your heart rate has slowed down.
When you fall in love, your hormones are affected, causing your blood pressure and heart rate to drop….
3. There is a reduction in soreness and pain.
According to a study conducted by Stanford University, love activates the same receptors in the brain’s nerve cells as painkillers.
4. You begin to lose your memory.
Your brain releases oxytocin (also known as the “love hormone”) when you are in love, which has been shown to impair memory and cause you to become more easily distracted.
5. Everything has a sweeter flavor.
A study conducted by the American Psychological Association required test subjects to write about love and then taste a variety of foods and beverages to determine their level of love. Whatever they tasted, they all agreed that it had a sweet flavor to it.
6. You are more susceptible to being distracted.
According to a study published in the journal Motivation and Emotion, when you are constantly thinking about your loved one, you have a harder time concentrating and focusing.