Everybody hears the cliche when someone gets dumped. “My heart hearts” But does it actually hurt? And if it does, is it because they were in love? The point of this blog is to put the end to the mystery and bring out the facts.
According to an analysis by a Syracuse professor, it depends. That is a very broad answer but in her analysis she goes on to explain how when you fall in love you experience a similar sensation to one of using cocaine. You get a euphoric feeling but it also affects certain areas of the brain.
There is also another very common cliche. This is the cliche of “love at first sight” Researchers found that yes, there is such thing as love at first sight. So according to this study do you fall in love by you brain or your heart? According to them the answer is the brain but the heart is also involved.
According to another study, when you see the person you love the reason your heart starts to beat fast is because of adrenaline. According to Dr. Reginald Ho, the brain sends signals to the adrenal gland, which then secretes hormones and then they go to the heart which causes the heart to beat faster (articles.cnn.com)
The final answer to this question is, there is not a direct answer. There has not been a lot of research done on this topic so therefore there is not one final answer. Some people think one way and some people think another. What do you think?