15 January 2012

Love on the Brain & Imaging…

Love on the Brain...
            Falling in love is not a simple as it seems, but it is very quick, those intense over powering feeling of being truly, deeply in love are the result of complex & rapid brain activity.

        Being in Love or more precisely being in an emotional state of intense longing for union with another, involving chemical, cognitive & directed behavioral components…a pretty complicated affair.

        It’s not a basic emotion, but highly complex & business like process involving twelve areas of the brain working together to produce & sustain that magic moment, according to new research.

        The nuro imaging of Love, Brain regions with… ‘Dorsolateral Middle Fronta Gyrus’ & the ‘Anterior Cingulate’ (unromantic names), as well chemicals like Nerve Growth Factor, dopamine & oxytocin, are all involved in orchestrating these feelings of love According to Dr.Stephanie Ortigue, who led the study…                   

        “Love includes basic emotions and also complex emotions, goal directed motivations, body image, appraisal & cognition”. 
        A relatively new tool that is used to spot the brain activity, stated as 
fMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging), all love map of the brain.

                    
        Activity in these areas leads to change in the levels of a number of chemical in the besotted brain, including increase in dopamine, oxytocin, adrenaline, vasopressin, and a decrease of serotonin, which results in classic love symptoms.

        The Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) is involved too researches, measured blood levels of NGF; finding suggests that NGF may be involved in the early stages of the Love.

        The collection of brain area that are active in passionate or romantic love appear to be unique to that particular kind of love, with research showing that material & unconditional love involve other areas...
                   
        Therefore, it is apparent that romantic love is evidently stronger...
        
        Hope, everyone will appreciate science's progress for effective human evolutions & transformation! There is 'something' important in life other than a post, work or GK. So enjoy Life...

7 comments:

Arnab Maity said...

Interesting analysis on love! Never knew this!

Being_AC said...

@ Arnab Maity,
Many thanks to leave an immediate response.Arnab I like to share my favorite believe..that!
"The more I know the more I can SEE that I do not know"..
Best of luck.

induravisinghj said...

Interesting post about love,love to read :-)

matheikal said...

So, love has been shifted from the heart to the brain by science! :)

Being_AC said...

@ induravisinghj,
Thank you & love to response.:)
Best of luck.

@ matheikal,
No dear that's not the case:)
But feasible for verification & scrutiny and statement may shift.:(
I personally free from any fear..

Saru Singhal said...

True, love is complex...And, after reading your post, it seems love has many layers underneath...

Quite an interesting read, Sir:)

Being_AC said...

Thank you Saru,
Yes! correctly & easily defined, originally explained by colour code map of the brain.
A true visit, fair assessment & opinion is equally a complex agenda.:) As seems to me..BOL.