See what happens to our brains when we are in love
Love is not only a psychological reaction, but also a physiological one. In addition, it is such a powerful feeling that the behavior of a lover can change in a fairly wide range. We all know that it is very difficult for two people, independent of each other, to maintain a stable relationship – there will always be disputes, different views of the situation and inconsistencies between the characters. And some of the physiological reactions are aimed at preventing all this. What happens to the physiology of the brain when a person falls in love?
With the help of computed tomography, labeled isotopes and electroencephalography, it is possible to determine which parts of the brain are most active when a person is in a certain mood. Thus, experts have found that in people who are in a relationship, the brain activates various areas that are responsible for empathy, regulation of emotions and stress, as well as control over judgments and conclusions. The third area is especially interesting. It is located in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex and is responsible for critical thinking. Every time a person doubts something or is unsure, it is this area that is activated to make his own judgment.
So for people who are in a relationship, this area works much worse. Purely technically, they cannot critically evaluate their partner and part of their own actions. Worse, the reduction in the activity of this area of the cortex affects many aspects of human interactions. Lovers technically cannot think soberly, becoming more trusting and open.