I always believed that love is an affair of heart. Heart which feels, but does not think. Heart, which does rather than analyzes. Apparently, as i found out today in the morning newspaper while traveling on tube to work, “it is all down to the release of chemicals in the BRAIN that affect intellect and cognitive functions – producing a euphoria similar to the ‘high’ from drugs such as cocaine, they claim.” Love, which can happen in about one fifth of a second, is a result of “release of chemicals such as dopamine, oxytocin, adrenaline and vasopressin, some of which acted in tandem to produce the ‘buzz’ that can leave loved-up people in a daze.”
But, with this last part i cant agree more. Falling in love is indeed like addiction to drugs. You love it, you always want more, you may in certain situations be ready to pay a very high price for it and in extreme cases – you may destroy your own life.
UPDATE: this is a very interesting documentary on this topic. Highly recommended. 🙂