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    Hello guys, mind I ask you if there are scientific theories for loving someone? Perhaps, why people do crazy things when they are in love, or how they get the feeling of butterflies in their stomach?

    Please enlighten me, thank you


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    There is a massive amount of literature on the subject that would take one a lifetime to work through. Here is a single example:
    http://66.199.228.237/boundary/Sexua...hment_love.pdf

    Here is the abstract of that paper:
    Mammals and birds have evolved three primary, discrete, interrelated emotion–motivation systemsin the brain for mating, reproduction, and parenting: lust, attraction, and male–female attachment.Each emotion–motivation system is associated with a specific constellation of neural correlates and adistinct behavioral repertoire. Lust evolved to initiate the mating process with any appropriate partner;attraction evolved to enable individuals to choose among and prefer specific mating partners, therebyconserving their mating time and energy; male–female attachment evolved to enable individualsto cooperate with a reproductive mate until species-specific parental duties have been completed.The evolution of these three emotion–motivation systems contribute to contemporary patterns ofmarriage, adultery, divorce, remarriage, stalking, homicide and other crimes of passion, and clinicaldepression due to romantic rejection. This paper defines these three emotion–motivation systems.Then it discusses an ongoing project using functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain toinvestigate the neural circuits associated with one of these emotion–motivation systems, romantic attraction.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
    There is a massive amount of literature on the subject that would take one a lifetime to work through. Here is a single example:
    http://66.199.228.237/boundary/Sexua...hment_love.pdf

    Here is the abstract of that paper:
    Mammals and birds have evolved three primary, discrete, interrelated emotion–motivation systemsin the brain for mating, reproduction, and parenting: lust, attraction, and male–female attachment.Each emotion–motivation system is associated with a specific constellation of neural correlates and adistinct behavioral repertoire. Lust evolved to initiate the mating process with any appropriate partner;attraction evolved to enable individuals to choose among and prefer specific mating partners, therebyconserving their mating time and energy; male–female attachment evolved to enable individualsto cooperate with a reproductive mate until species-specific parental duties have been completed.The evolution of these three emotion–motivation systems contribute to contemporary patterns ofmarriage, adultery, divorce, remarriage, stalking, homicide and other crimes of passion, and clinicaldepression due to romantic rejection. This paper defines these three emotion–motivation systems.Then it discusses an ongoing project using functional magnetic resonance imaging of the brain toinvestigate the neural circuits associated with one of these emotion–motivation systems, romantic attraction.
    Oh! I shall read it
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    That paper is really amazing. It explain every single detail of love. I could agree with all of it.

    Must read material for anyone who plan to "madly falling in love".
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    Quote Originally Posted by msafwan View Post
    That paper is really amazing. It explain every single detail of love. I could agree with all of it.

    Must read material for anyone who plan to "madly falling in love".

    YES! Couldn't agree with you more.
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    If you want something original try Sex and Rank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergei Morozov View Post
    If you want something original try Sex and Rank
    Will check that out. Thanks
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    Also, look up articles and videos (Lectures) by Helen Fischer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergei Morozov View Post
    If you want something original try Sex and Rank
    Rank sex isn't that bad either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    Also, look up articles and videos (Lectures) by Helen Fischer.
    Thank you! Helen Fischer will be part of my list
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    Quote Originally Posted by thefreethinker31 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    Also, look up articles and videos (Lectures) by Helen Fischer.
    Thank you! Helen Fischer will be part of my list
    You're welcome, but thank Scherazade.
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    science cannot tell you what love is it can only tell you what it can do. o
    "I am sorry for making this letter longer than usual.I actually lacked the time to make it shorter."###
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    Why cannot? I purpose what formulae of love have already found.
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