The article explains that "the chemistry behind the initial rush of attraction shows us that there are biological explanations to feeling giddy, for example," when falling in love (Fisher). She describes that certain chemicals in our brain, such as dopamine, are released and has specific affects on our mood and emotions that we are unable to control. For example, it can influence our happiness, causing an increase in our general happiness when we begin to feel attracted to someone. ***Fisher, Maryanne. “Love's Evolver.” Psychology Today, Sussex Publishers, www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/loves-evolver/201302/the-science-behind-falling-in.
Love is something that is based off of chemicals and hormones in your body. The three stages, lust, attraction, and attachment all have certain chemicals that are released during this process (Runberg). These reactions affect behavior and how someone thinks, and can differ from person to person. Humans can often not control what happens during this process, but they normally have similar symptoms, as the other articles state as well. ***Runberg, Dalton. “Our Chemical Romance: The Science behind Love.” The Collegian, 7 Apr. 2013, collegian.csufresno.edu/2013/02/13/my-chemical-romance-the-science-behind-love/#.WusebC7wbIV.
Falling in love with somebody seems to have a specific process, according to Examined Existence. Over half of the process of beginning to fall for someone is body language, and the rest is made up of their voice and choice of words. In the three stages (lust, attraction, and attachment), a different chemical reaction occurs in each stage that affects how you feel towards that person (ExaminedExistence). All of the hormones and chemicals released play a crucial role in how someone begins to fall in love, and when. This process can take a long time, or a short amount of time depending on the chemical makeup of your body and how much time you spend with someone, etcetera. ***“Why We Fall in Love: The Science of Love.” Examined Existence, examinedexistence.com/why-we-fall-in-love-the-science-of-love/.
This article discusses the biology of love, and how there is technically a "love formula" that can be used when falling in love with someone. The infatuation one gets when becoming attracted is due to the chemicals and hormones, such as testosterone, estrogen, dopamine, norepinphrine, serotonin, oxytocin, and vasopressin, in that order (Wu). It also discusses the symptoms people may feel, and the three stages, as the other articles discuss as well. Wu talks about how love cannot usually be helped, unless you get caught in the early stages and cut off contact with the person. ***Wu, Katherine. “Love, Actually: The Science behind Lust, Attraction, and Companionship.” Science in the News, 14 Feb. 2017, sitn.hms.harvard.edu/flash/2017/love-actually-science-behind-lust-attraction-companionship/.
According to BBC, "There are three phases to falling in love and different hormones are involved at each stage" (BBC Article). The three stages are lust, attraction, attachment, and each stage contributes different things to the body. The nervous system also plays a role in this process, which releases oxytocin and vasopressin. Many people have similar feelings when falling in love, such as daydreaming, increased heart rate, and even sweating. ***“BBC Science | Human Body & Mind | Science of Love.” BBC News, BBC, www.bbc.co.uk/science/hottopics/love/.
The article says that "This infatuation stage is driven mainly by dopamine and norepinephrine, coupled with a decrease in serotonin levels... inducing a feel good reward pathway associated with the person" (Ahmad). It explains that the different chemicals in the body, such as estrogen, testosterone, and serotonin, all work together to create feel good emotions and release other chemicals such as oxytocin which is known as the love hormone. Each of the stages of that lead to love release a chemical in the body that creates a deeper emotion towards the person. ****Ahmad, Irfan. YouTube, YouTube, 23 Feb. 2018, www.youtube.com/watch?v=TtGyfsaDUtc.