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Falling in Love Only Takes About a Fifth of a Second


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A new meta-analysis study has revealed that falling in love only takes about a fifth of a second. What's more, it can elicit not only the same euphoric feeling as using cocaine, but also affects intellectual areas of your brain.

When you fall in love, 12 areas of your brain work together to release euphoria-inducing chemicals. The love feeling also affects sophisticated cognitive functions, such as mental representation, metaphors and body image.


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