Ah… love! What a wonderful thing. The meaning of life itself, isn’t it? Artists, poets and play writers have made greatest progress in humanity’s understanding of love. So what’s love doing in a science column? Well lately scientists have managed to get themselves included in restricted group of love-explainers.
Scientists now think that love is nothing else but a series of chemical reactions in people.
If you are in love with someone then you are also in love with that person’s genes subconsciously. More surprising still-if there is anything more astonishing that this last ‘fact’-is that not only do your eyes work when you see a perfect partner but so does your nose-and of course heart. Smell apparently plays an important role in attraction between two persons. You are in fact attracted to a person who is more like your own parents not only physically speaking but also olfactory speaking. This chosen person of your heart is also chosen person of your nose!
Many external appearances will prove that you are well and truly in love. Flushed cheeks, racing heart beat and clammy hands are only a few examples. ‘Inside’ body though, there are other definite signs that Cupid has passed by.
Helen Fisher of Rutgers University is one of most respected researchers in field. She proposed that people fall in love in 3 different stages.
Stage 1: Lust Lust is driven by sex hormones testosterone and oestrogen. Testosterone, as many readers might have thought, is not only found in men. In fact it plays a major role in women’s sex drive.