This is Your Brain in Meltdown. Scientific American SOURCE: “STRESS SIGNALLING PATHWAYS THAT IMPAIR PREFRONTAL CORTEX STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION,” BY AMY F. T. ARNSTEN, IN NATURE REVIEWS NEUROSCIENCE, VOL. 10; JUNE 2009
Your Brain in Love: Scientific American ~ Men and women can now thank a dozen brain regions for their romantic fervor. Researchers have revealed the fonts of desire by comparing functional MRI studies of people who indicated they were experiencing passionate love, maternal love or unconditional love. Together, the regions release neurotransmitters and other chemicals in the brain and blood that prompt greater euphoric sensations such as attraction and pleasure.