Have you ever stopped for a second to think about the science and psychology of falling in love or why you are falling in love with that special someone?We simply call this mysterious feeling "love" but believe it or not, there is a complexity behind the wheel driving us to cogitate our involvement in this feeling.There is a chemical chain of reaction triggered in our bodies ultimately instigating the feeling of love to strike our minds.According to science, the mind of a person takes between 90 seconds to 4 minutes to determine whether it is struck by love or not.

  • 55% of the role is played by body language; this means a brain detects the activities of body movement and decides whether it has received the signals of love or not.
  • 38% of the decision to be in love is contributed by the voice its tone and change in frequency.
  • 7%is the reaction to lover's statement or choice of words. 

     3 Stages:-  

     1. Attraction
  2. Attachment
  3. Lust

Attraction:-

This phase is said to be one of the beautiful moments of life.This is the phase when the person actually starts to feel the love.His or her impatience for attracting somebody leads to excitement, and the individual is left with no other option but to only think about that specific person.Scientifically it has been three sub-stages i.e adrenaline, dopamine, and serotonin.

Adrenaline:-

Scientist has elaborate that initial symptoms of attraction towards someone involves; stress response, increase in adrenaline and, attitude.

it has been specified in the study that any person who falls in love will acquire a slight or drastic change in above stated three factors.

Dopamine:-

The brain of a new couple struck with love were observed using functional magnetic resonance imaging.dopamine, a chemical that stimulant the feeling of pleasure within the body.following facts about themselves from the time they feel in love the data were examined: the surge of energy observed a significant decrease in feeling hungry, found to have slept less compared to before falling in love, attention has been more focused than ever before.

Serotonin:-

It has been found as one of the important chemicals involved for exciting the feeling of love.basically, diverts mind and bounds to think about your lover and nothing else.

Attachment:-

It is a bond helping the couple to take their relationship to advance levels.it instigates the feeling of bearing children and falling love with them wholeheartedly.this is also having two sub-stages.i.e Oxytocin and Vasopressin.

Oxytocin:-

Also known as "the cuddle hormone," is one of the most powerful hormones released equally bt men and women, especially during orgasm.oxytocin formulates the depth of love and forges attachment the partner.

Vasopressin:-

Is termed as an important hormone to promote long lasting relationships.A study in Biological Psychology assessed 37 couples by measuring neuropeptide blood levels, results that; - interpersonal functioning, larger social network, greater spousal support, more attachment security, relationship maintenance, less negative communication.

Lust:-

The feel of lust is basically backed up by the sexual hormones within the body.Oestrogen and Testosterone are the two basic types of hormones present equally in men and women's body that excites the feeling of lust within the brain.lust, love, and pleasure ensure the endurance of mankind through mating.

The Bottom Line on the Science and Psychology of Love:-

It can be said conclusively that love is one of the most delightful feelings of our lives.it is quite true about the saying "love is blind" because you never know when your brain will encounter love.