Did you feel like you fell for your other half pretty quickly? Well there could be a reason for that: researchers say that falling in love takes us about 1/5 of a second.
The finding comes from a meta-analysis study led by Syracuse University Professor Stephanie Ortigue who also claims falling in love can elicit the same euphoric feeling as using cocaine!
Her research team found when someone falls in love, there are 12 areas of the brain working in tandem to release euphoria-inducing chemicals like oxytocin, dopamine, vasopression and adrenaline.
The feeling can also affect cognitive functions like mental representation, metaphors and body image.
Doctors and therapists can better understand the afflictions of love-sick patients by learning more about the parts of the brain that are stimulated by love.
Passionate love is said to be sparked by the reward part of the brain and also associative cognitive brain areas.