Love in the Brain
Is love in the heart and soul, or is it all in our heads? A high school student uses neuroscience to answer.
UIrene Suh, Thomas Fisher, and the Society for Neuroscience 2011 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
Oxytocin: Bonding, Birth, and Trust
Efforts to uncover nature's way of initiating labor led to the basic science discovery of a brain chemical that is involved in a host of social behaviors, including affection.
Ross, et al. The Journal of Neuroscience, 2009.
Whether it’s affection for your family or a crush on a classmate, feelings of love are associated with a series of chemical reactions in your brain. So while you write love letters and buy chocolates ahead of Valentine’s Day, give some thought to your head as well as your heart. Here are a few of our favorite stories about the brain in love from BrainFacts.org. To find out more, browse through the images and their descriptions and click on the link in each caption to read the full articles.