Love – it’s making you crazy, pretty much. Or, it’s making you happy, but also triggering aggression and obsessive thinking. And destroying your body image? Scientific American claims:
Researchers have revealed the fonts of desire by comparing functional MRI studies of people who indicated they were experiencing passionate love, maternal love or unconditional love. Together, the regions release neurotransmitters and other chemicals in the brain and blood that prompt greater euphoric sensations such as attraction and pleasure. Conversely, psychiatrists might someday help individuals who become dangerously depressed after a heartbreak by adjusting those chemicals.
So, that encouraging, then. Better living through chemistry!
– via I Love Charts.