Have you ever felt so happy like in the air when you fell in love with someone? Or feel like there are butterflies flying in your stomach and chest wh
Have you ever felt so happy like in the air when you fell in love with someone? Or feel like there are butterflies flying in your stomach and chest when your crush says the word love? Actually, why do you feel such a sensation? Here’s an explanation according to experts.
1. Your brain responsible for it
Everyone has experienced falling in love. Love may be a mystery that can come suddenly and sometimes we can’t control it. People who are in love often look not much different from people with mental disorders. But did you know there are parts of the body that are responsible for creating attraction to someone?
It turns out that the condition commonly referred to as the butterfly effect is a combination of 12 brain areas that work more actively and synergize with each other, as a reaction when you see, hear or touch the person. This chemical process, then produces a tingling, tickling or stinging feeling in the stomach. This is also the reason why you are often nervous, nervous and clumsy when dealing with your crush.
According to Domeena Renshaw of Loyola University, “when you fall in love, blood flow to the brain centers increases.” This increase in blood flow occurs in the part of the brain that is also responsible for drug addiction.
Attraction to someone occurs because we subconsciously like their genes. A person’s body odor also plays an important role in attracting the attention of the opposite sex. We like people who look and smell almost like our parents.
2. The sensation of butterflies in the stomach also leads to sexual desire
According to Dr. Nicole Prause, a psychophysiologist and CEO of Liberos, says the symptoms of people falling in love with feeling butterflies in their stomach are as consistent as sexual arousal and response.
Similarly, Daniel Amen, a psychiatrist, neurologist, and author of Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, agrees that butterfly sensation is sexual desire, not love. Meanwhile, an important factor that causes it is the activity of the basal ganglia in the brain.
Furthermore, according to researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey, Helen Fisher, there are three phases in the body that can create attraction to someone. ‘Lust’ is the first phase in which there is sexual arousal that is generated by the hormones testosterone and estrogen when seeing a person’s appearance.
3. The butterfly effect also releases dopamine hormone
When you feel the sensation, blood will flow to the centre of the brain and regulate happiness when we feel extraordinary things from a partner. Conducting nerve groups such as dopamine, adrenaline, norepinepherine, serotonin, which are commonly called monoamines also play an important role.
Dopamine is responsible for creating feelings of happiness and often even makes us look more beautiful when we are in love. Dopamine also causes the heart to beat three times faster, pumping more blood to the cheeks and sexual organs. This diversion of blood flow causes the stomach to feel empty so often when we fall in love, we feel butterflies in our stomach.
Adrenaline and norepinephrine are responsible for creating heart palpitations, anxiety, and the incomparable pleasure of feeling love. Serotonin is a substance that makes the brain work not much different from the brain work of people with mental disorders.
While Dr. Scott Carroll, a psychiatrist and author of Don’t Settle: How to Marry the Man You Were Meant For, your dopamine levels will increase because it detects something you want. In addition to dopamine, norepinephrine will also increase. These hormones not only make you focus, but also make you nervous and a little cautious.