The Chemistry of Love

Posted on August 15, 2014

Larry J. Young, Director, Center for Translational Social Neuroscience, Emory University explores the chemistry in the brain that cause people to fall in love and form partnerships in this video.

The researchers studied prairie behavior and found that when a female prairie is intentionally paired with a male in a container and later given the choice to choose between that male and another male, the female will choose to spend more time huddled with the male that it was previously paired with.

Young also listed the three main molecules involved in pair bonding - Oxytocin, Opiates and Dopamine.

Watch the video to learn more about how these molecules affect how we choose our partners.

Category(s):Happiness, Relationships & Marriage

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