Love Is The Drug

By | January 9, 2009

I just finished reading an interesting report on the BBC website. Research carried out by professor of neuroscience in Atalanta Georgia Larry Young believes there is a link between the brain’s chemical Oxytocin and bonding between parent and young.

He believes that love can be explained as a series of neurochemical events which take part within specific areas of the brain.

Prof Young believes that in time we won’t have to rely on oysters or chocolate to get us in the mood but it will be possible for scientists to chemically create aphrodisiacs which would encourage people to fall in love with the first person they see. I’m not sure that is a good idea but I’m with the possibility of a love potion.

Oxytocin increases eye gaze and our ability to recognise emotion in others and I believe is present in some perfumes.

Whilst I go along with his theory I would like to think that there is more to love than a chemical trigger. For example, not every guy you meet do you fall in love with. How do you determine who becomes a friend and who becomes a lover?

I did a quick search on the internet and there is a company actually selling perfume with Oxytocin in it as a trust spray which you can cover yourself in before a meeting.

Well I suppose everything can be exploited in one way or another. Lol