-------- "This is the time for action not only words, use your God given gifts to develop this country, dont be afraid to speak up, and feel PROUD THAT U R EGYPTIAN." -------- Mohaly, Feb 2011

Sunday, February 8, 2009

525) Valentine's Week : Love & Chemistry!

Since it is Valentine's week, then it is "talking about love" time... Tab3an I am only talking because this is the only thing I can do since doing something this week is not possible because simply it needs two to fall in love! I have even invloved myself in work on that day from 9am to 9pm to just get rid of the "love in the air" mode!

Anyway, since we are talking about love I would like to share with you what does LITERRALY mean to have chemistry in love, take a look at this picture & content below and you can see what and where is the chemistry leading to love is created in the human body.

Since it is all about chemistry, may be I should seek help from Dr.Ahmed Zewail to know why the hell I have such a great immunity against falling in love!!!!

"Recent studies in neuroscience have indicated that as people fall in love, the brain consistently
releases a certain set of chemicals, including pheromones, dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, which act in a manner similar to amphetamines, stimulating the brain's pleasure center and leading to side effects such as increased heart rate, loss of appetite and sleep, and an intense feeling of excitement. Research has indicated that this stage generally lasts from one and a half to three years." Winston, Robert (2004). Human. Smithsonian Institution.


amina said...

That is it?
Love is just a chemical reaction? what about people like me who almost failed the chemistry class?!

Elham Salah said...

to Mohaly: you don't have an immunity against love, you are trying all the time to be away and to escape from any place in which you think you may fall in love with someone, or can you tell me why you will keep yourself involved in valentine?, cause you don't want to let yourself feel how far you are in bad need for love, you are a very romantic person and you chemistry is fine :)
commenting on the part of chemistry, and as you know I'm a pharmacist, allow me to add that serotonin and amphetamines are called mood stabilizers, as they are the chemicals responsible for adjusting the moods (excessive doses make Euphoria), and the funny is that 80% of the antidepressants medicines consists of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors to increase the serotonin concentration in the brain, but now you let us know another way for treating depression.
But warning!!!! sure all of you heard about withdrawal symptoms that happens when an addict stops taking his dose, the same happens when you fail (not fall) in your love, the opposite of all the symptoms Mohaly mentioned exactly happen, you may experience this pain that is killing you softly, then life becomes a true hell, that is why most of us including Mohaly are afraid of falling in love, if you fall in love either to have the full happiness for ever or the full misery for a while (p.s> ma7adesh beymoot men el 7ob), so valentine is only for those who like risks, persistant and those who can make their own destiny.
Mohaly why I can see this post is much related to the last one? May be cause I believe that if you have a great dream in love, you can achieve it, protect it and succeed in it as well by persistence and strong will.
I decided this year to have my own dream in love, and to be a risk taker whatever the results are, the advantages that I may have deserve the risk, I’m against wasting good things in life cause of fear, but will I find the suitable person that deserve taking the risk?!!! Wish me good luck in achieving my dream.
Happy Valentine to you all

omar said...

ops! Mohaly exposed ;) mal3ouba ya Elham

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Mona said...

I was curious to know why is "Fall in Love" rather than "Rise in Love" usually used as the diagnosis of the chemical process of love?

Elham Salah said...

Dear Mona: when you are walking or swimming then you move from the area in which you are existing to a deeper area, will you say (fall) or (rise)??!!!, love is very deep, in which you fall while enjoy falling then you are lost in the middle of nowhere, cause it cancel your brain, nothing then become logic and nothing make sense, Love is a matter of (depth) not (lowering) ;)

Mona said...

yeah, I see... that is actually an interesting analysis. But there is depth of the skies as well. I mean one can rise into the depth of the skies and dive into the depth of the oceans.

So maybe a more comprehensive diagnosis would be "To Fall and Rise in Love," just like a sine wave.

Elham Salah said...

hmmm..., I can't imagine it as rising, may be I don't want to confess that it has to do with some real falling, as everyone can choose to be risen while falling is non optional, you just fall non intentionally & the spiral takes you in its circles, and that exactly what is happening in love

Mona said...

It seems to me, from the figure attached to the post, that the proposed model suggests three basic components to Love and Chemistry: Attraction, Lust, and Attachment. I noticed that the attachment component of the model, is represented by an infinite loop in the head/brain level, which I find a little disturbing because infinite loops in the brain may just lead to obsession/addiction. Scary thought!

I was actually curious to know what the researcher who proposed this model say about the chemistry of attachment.

Mohaly said...

Will try to find it ya Mona..

Elham and Mona: Rising wala Falling, what difference does it make?!

Mona said...

Big difference according to Alaine's song - Rise in Love.

H.A.W. said...

no need Dr. Zewail, the answer to your question could be simply: fear of fail or rejection could sometimes be a good multivitamin to the immunity system- make it stronger and stronger against "seeing" love when it comes your way.
stop the multivitamin and accept the risk of getting the virus when it comes your way.
dont worry, its a very tender virus :)))))))))))))))