Although many say that love grows in the liver, the process actually occurs more frequently in the brain. More striking again, love at first sight really happen because the brain responds very quickly. Not just fast because it occurs within 0.2 seconds only, the presence of feelings of love also involves a very complex process. At least there are 12 areas in the brain involved in the release of various emotions of love hormones such as dopamine, oxytocin, adrenaline and vasopresi.
The role of each part of the brain differently depending on the shape of love experienced by a person. For example, the unconditional love (unconditional love) as it experienced a mother to her children, most held the role of the midbrain. The dominance of a more complex role occurs precisely at the torrid love (passionate love). In this kind of feeling, there are some parts of the brain tend to be more active in them the reward system which is a pleasure as well as the cognitive center for imaging the body.
Feelings of love also marked by rising levels of Nerve Growth Factor (NGF) in blood. Chemical compounds which recorded a sharp increase when a person fascinated by this partner to prove that the phenomenon of 'love at first sight "really exist. "Any reaction that occurs in the liver actually comes from the brain. Therefore I would say love it is formed in the brain, not in the liver," said Stephanie Ortigue, a professor from Syracuse University in New York as quoted by the ScienceDaily, Monday (26 / 10/2010).
Prof. Ortigue examining brain reaction when they fall in love and publish the results in the Journal of Sexual Medicine recently. He hopes his findings could be useful in dealing with emotional disorders and depression in people who rarely knows what it's like falling in love.