Love has some strong effects on our bodies. From blushing to sweating, why do we react the way we do when facing a crush?
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Eye-Opener: Why Do Pupils Dilate in Response to Emotional States?
“For more than a century scientists have known that our eyes’ pupils respond to more than changes in light. They also betray mental and emotional commotion. In fact, pupil dilation correlates with arousal so consistently that researchers use pupil size, or pupillometry, to investigate a wide range of psychological phenomena.”
How your body reacts when you fall in love
“Kesha wasn’t too far off when she described love as a drug, according to a 2010 study conducted at Rutgers University. Researchers concluded that falling in love is much like the sensation of feeling addicted to drugs with the release of euphoria, including brain chemicals like dopamine, oxytocin, adrenaline, and vasopressin.”
Why Do People Blush?
“Turns out, this cheek-coloring reaction is a universal human response to social attention. Everyone does it, some more than others. Common blushing triggers include meeting someone important, receiving a compliment, and when experiencing a strong emotion in a social situation.”
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Written By: Natalia Reagan