According to research at the University of London, people really do fall madly in love.
Falling in love causes serotonin levels in the brain to drop, causing obsession. This in turn increases the production of cortisol, a stress hormone that causes high blood pressure and loss of sleep.
It’s not only that, but when we see and touch our new flame, the neural circuits that control social judgment.
Time stops, colours seem brighter, sounds are placed on mute, the world around us comes to a halt, and it’s only then that you realise that you have fallen completely and wholeheartedly head over heels – you know, that old chestnut.
So perhaps this is truth to the old saying that we are “blinded by love”.
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