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Sunday, March 13, 2016

The science of love Be Mine Forever: Oxytocin May Help Build Long-Lasting Love:


Falling in lust is easy. You see someone you like and dopamine immediately starts pumping through your brain, making you want to look at them again, which releases even more. That dopamine build-up soon converts into norepinephrine, focusing your desires into passionate obsession. But lust becomes less rewarding as it’s satisfied, so true, long-term love needs lots of oxytocin too, the neurotransmitter that triggers feelings of altruism, empathy, and kindness. Simple skin contact with another person will prompt a small release of oxytocin into your emotional brain centre, the hypothalamus. Marriage triggers a flood.