This page explores the neuroscience of love and a few of the changes that have been observed in our brains and bodies when we are in love – but it is important to remember that no individual chemical or brain region is solely responsible for our emotions. Our minds are incredibly complicated, and neurotransmitters like dopamine play a host of different roles. There’s so much more to learn.
A fun song to explain the neuroscience of love
More from academia
Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? Check out biological anthropologist Helen Fisher’s talk about our very real, very physical need for romantic love. Her and her research team took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped.
Here’s a paper exploring what we know about neural correlates to long term romantic love:
The wizdom of love
Here is what Torkom Saraydarian says about love:
Love is a Being, a great Magnet, a great Energy Who out of His own substance created everything that exists. This is a fact which is not well-known, although many philosophers and disciples have hinted about it throughout the ages.
The more love you express, the closer you come to that great Creative Power in the Universe. As you increase your love, you become a co-worker of that Great Power. If you decrease your love, you become a contradictory force against that Being.
In the same sense, when you increase your love, you become capable of cooperating with the Plan and Purpose of that Great One. If you are lacking in love, you cannot fit yourself to the rhythm of the Plan and the Purpose.
God is love, and if everything is created by Him, it means that everything He created is love. When people hate each other, they cannot be in harmony with the Creator; they divide themselves. When love is divided, man suffers. All suffering, disturbances, sicknesses, cleavages, wars and revolutions in the world are the result of the lack of love.
Similarly, man is love in his essence. As he loves, his essence comes into existence. We are living as bodies, emotions, thoughts, but essentially we are love, hidden within our form. When we start to express love, our essence starts to manifest. As we love, we externalize ourselves.
This is the process of creativity, the process of externalizing yourself. Creativity, heroism, and all great actions in life come into being because of love in the process of manifestation. You become a great talent or genius in any field because your True Self is coming into existence. When you come into existence, you become a God in manifestation, a son of God in manifestation. You become like your Father. As your Father created the Universe and the galaxies, you create your own galaxies—poems, music, books, paintings, relationships, great activities, and organizations. All these are the result of the manifestation of your True Self.
Creativity is nothing else but a process of building a mirror and watching yourself in it. In creativity you build an outer image which exists within your inner being, and you bring that inner image out and look at it.
The more you love, the more you become yourself. And the more you become yourself, the more mastery you gain over your weaknesses. Everything that is ugly, limiting, disharmonious, or contradictory within you is not you. It is the not-self. As you become yourself through love, you conquer everything that is the notself. This is why we say that love leads to self-actualization.
Every beauty created in the Universe is the result of an act of love. If there is love in your home, there is beauty there. If there is love in your nation, then peace, creativity, achievement, and fulfillment are there in your nation.