Australian studies reveal the mechanism behind "love is blind"

  According to Xinhua News Agency, Canberra (Reporter Zhang Jianhua), some people joked that "love is blind". Australian researchers try to find out by scientific means. Their research found that when a person falls in love, the related brain reaction will make people put the lover at the center of their life.

  Researchers from Australian National University and other institutions recently published a paper in the journal Behavioral Science, exploring the connection between the behavioral activation system of human brain and romantic love.

  The researchers surveyed 1,556 young people who were in love. The survey questions mainly focused on their emotional reactions to their partners and related behaviors, as well as their attention to their lovers. It turns out that when a person is in love, his brain will make an unusual reaction and put the lover at the center of life.

  Researchers say that researchers know the role of oxytocin in love, that is, when someone communicates with their lover, oxytocin circulates in their nervous system and blood. Oxytocin, known as "love hormone", is a neurohormone secreted by hypothalamus, which can be secreted by both men and women.

  The researchers further explained that the reason why lovers become particularly important is because of the combination of oxytocin and dopamine. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter secreted by the brain, which is responsible for transmitting feelings of excitement and happiness. Therefore, it can be said that love activates the pathways related to positive emotions in the brain.