World’s Most Asked Questions: What Is Love?

Science time

Over 1.5 bilion people use the internet every day, and they search for pretty much anything. And one of the most searched questions is: “What is love?”


It’s the kind of thing that keeps poets and philosophers up at night, but science actually has a pretty good explanation for it, too. And the answer might change depending on what kind of scientist you ask.

But possibly the best way to understand love is through chemistry. Brain chemistry. Although the heart is our symbol of love for some reason, when it comes down to it, love is all about the brain.


We know this because we can actually see love in action in brain scans. And you know what? It looks an awful like a brain on cocaine.

As a person first falls in love, at least a dozen different brain parts light up to release powerful chemicals – hormones and…

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