The Science of Attraction and Love: In Matters of the Heart, the Brain Reigns Supreme

February 10, 2015 5:43 PM

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The Science of Attraction and Love: In Matters of the Heart, the Brain Reigns Supreme

In matters of love, the conventional wisdom is to follow your heart. But you might want to consider following your brain instead this Valentine's Day.

When you meet The One, your brain releases a cocktail of three chemicals that make you fall in love, said Larry Young, a psychologist who studies love at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. The chemicals are oxytocin, dopamine and opiates, he said.

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