“The cognitive functions are triggers that fully activate the love network”

Translation? “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

From Scientific American comes a depiction of the blood and brain chemical levels that give the sensation of love. The highlights:

  • More dopamine means more pleasure, more motivation and less sadness.
  • More oxytocin means more trust, more attachment and less fear.
  • More cortisol in the blood means more stress, more alertness and lower pain sensitivity.

Sounds about right.

Happy Valentine’s Day from Be Amazing Learning!

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