Watch What Love and Heartbreak Do to Your Body

Love is a funny thing. When you have it, you experience intense biological reactions. And, as we all know, the same happens when you lose it. But what exactly is it that causes the high highs and low lows? I Fucking Love Science breaks it down in two new videos, which describe in detail what happens to your body when you experience both love and heartbreak.

Learn about why love feels like an intense high (thank dopamine and oxytocin) and why a broken heart can actually increase your risk of heart attack (yikes!). Whether you’re in a relationship or getting over one, it’s oddly comforting to see how little control you have over your own biology. Enjoy the videos below. (And if you’re in the throes of heartache, check out how this designer channeled her heartbreak into a 100-day illustration project.)

 

Posted by I fucking love science on Sunday, February 14, 2016

The science of heartbreak.

Posted by I fucking love science on Sunday, February 14, 2016

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