Love At First Sight : Does It Exist?

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Love at First Sight - Does It Exist? By Raymond Ehoma | Submitted On June 18, 2011 Recommend Article Article Comments Print Article Share this article on Facebook 1 Share this article on Twitter Share this article on Google+ Share this article on Linkedin Share this article on StumbleUpon Share this article on Delicious Share this article on Digg Share this article on Reddit Share this article on Pinterest A lot of people believe in love at first sight especially the romantics. Howbeit curiously, science has today joined her voice in support of love at first sight. Findings from a joint study by Stephanie Ortigue, Ph.D., of Syracuse University and his colleagues from West Virginia University, and a Switzerland based University Hospital point to the fact that falling in love only takes about a fifth of a second. The meta-analysis study conducted by his team showed that not only does it affect 12 areas of the brain but that it equally bring about the same euphoric feeling as using cocaine. Chemicals released during this experience include dopamine, oxytocin, adrenaline, and vasopression which create the euphoric feelings. According to Professor Ortigue, all of these activities in the brain stimulates the heart and the stomach, which is why we so often feel as though love is located in the "heart" and have those "butterflies" in our stomach feeling. Psychologists are also of the opinion that love at first sight depends on our psychological state of mind. First, you

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