PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS OF LOVE- THIS IS OUR BRAIN ON LOVE Physiology of Love and its basis

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Nagaraja Puranik
Seema Sankeshwari
Aparna A Mulgund

Abstract

Falling in love is one of all the great feelings in the world. Humans are not the only one among the huge diversity of species to fall for it. Combine bonding, the two-by-two partnering of creatures have been seen across the fauna. To fall in love and be enamored allows an individual to depict himself charmingly alive. Most folks will reminisce at least one time in their lives of experiencing “butterflies in their stomach”, or a sense of ‘losing oneself’ into a deep ocean of affectionate feelings for someone. We tend to encounter ourselves into being obsessional and few might have delineated their feelings as going mad for that person. Though all these descriptions appear to be magnifying the words or phrases which we come across in daily life, there appears to have some hidden facts to these thoughts and behaviors. Have you ever thought, from where would be these sensations, obsessional thoughts and sometimes out of character acts arising from? Are there any particular physiological changes occurring in our body which are answerable to the arousal of these feelings?


The knowledge available to biologists have advanced vastly within the previous few decades and are using that information in deciphering the Physiology involved in both combined bonding and being in love. This review could prove engrossing and to converse about the physiological basis of affection, specially metamorphology of love in various phases of life, biological basis, neurochemistry, the neuronal circuits of affection and finally concerning over the myth of ‘ Everlasting Love’.

Keywords
  • Romantic love, Neurochemistry, Neurochemical, Phenylethylamine, Lasting Love

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Puranik, N., Sankeshwari, S., & Mulgund, A. (2020). PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS OF LOVE- THIS IS OUR BRAIN ON LOVE. International Journal of Current Research in Physiology and Pharmacology (IJCRPP), 4(4), 5-8. https://doi.org/10.31878/ijcrpp.2020.44.02
Author Biographies

Nagaraja Puranik, Professor; Dept. of Physiology, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubballi, Karnataka state, India.

Professor, Department of Physiology, KIMS

Seema Sankeshwari, PG student, Dept. of Physiology, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubballi, Karnataka state, India.

Post  Graduate, Department of Physiology, KIMS.