Couples 21 July, 2017 Isabel Vallejo
Three pieces of new scientific evidence resolve long-time questions about love: Does it raise your temperature? Does it make you more empathetic? Does it improve your mood?
Does it raise your temperature?
Researchers Emilio Gómez and Francisco Tornay from the University of Granada in Spain developed a method that helps determine whether someone is in love or not through the change in temperature they experience when they picture the image of their loved one. The authors of this study assert their results demonstrate that love rises the temperature of the cheeks, hands, mouth area, chest and genitals from between one and two degrees Celsius.
Does it make you more empathetic?
Scientists from the University of Oslo in Norway proved that the amount of oxytocin (also known as the “love hormone”) in plasma and blood serum is 100 times higher than what was thought. The methods for measuring it and understanding its specific role in human emotional connections and for using it to create pharmaceutical drugs are yet to be established. However, with this new finding, which separates it from its connection to protein, this problem seems to be solved.
Does it improve your mood?
According to psychologists from the University of Jena and the University of Kassel, love and romance have lasting and positive effects on the development of young adults’ personalities. According to the study, “People who are neurotic a common condition characterized by feeling anxious and insecure, getting easily upset, having low self-esteem and depressive tendencies and being unsatisfied with one’s own life become more stable when they are in loving relationships, their personality also becomes more stable.”
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