How Your Brain Falls In Love | Dawn Maslar | TEDxBocaRaton

  • Published: 05 July 2016
  • For centuries poets and philosophers have speculated what causes two people to fall in love. Now, Biologist Dawn Maslar M.S. puts an innovative twist on this age-old question. Science can now take the mystery out of love. Thanks to latest neuroscience we can finally explain how your brain falls in love.
    In this innovative twist on this age-old question, Maslar explores the latest neuroscience and explains how your brain falls in love.

    For centuries poets and philosophers have speculated what causes two people to fall in love. Now, Biologist Dawn Maslar M.S. puts an innovative twist on this age-old question. Science can now take the mystery out of love. Thanks to latest neuroscience we can finally explain how your brain falls in love.
    In this innovative twist on this age-old question, Maslar explores the latest neuroscience and explains how your brain falls in love.

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  • Nexus6
    Nexus6  9 hours back

    She looks so freaking good in that dress

    • Huma Kamgar
      Huma Kamgar  11 hours back

      Grandma was right

      • Can i please get 10000 subscriber

        Can i get sub cause I'm in love❤

        • Regina Zanoni
          Regina Zanoni  5 days back

          Feelings of love are not the same as love

          • Lizeth J Barreto
            Lizeth J Barreto  1 weeks back

            This really opened my mind to the science behind love

            • Raquel Rogers
              Raquel Rogers  1 weeks back

              If the man masterbates, does that clear the slate (break down the buildup of neurotransmitters) and negate the whole theory that by "waiting" he will commit?

              • Onyi Turner
                Onyi Turner  2 weeks back

                So Love Potions DO exist!

                • Dzulfiqar Tama.
                  Dzulfiqar Tama.  2 weeks back

                  I fell in love, I think about her every single day and second... shes perfect, gorgeous, lovely... shes like the dream girl of every men... I think. Maybe not? but I know that I dont deserve her.. its really annoying that i always think about her every second but she doesnt event think about me for once.. or does she? I dont know.. this is why i hate fallin in love... I cant sleep... I cant think... is this suppose to be beautiful or th ther way around... i dont get it... shes really nice to everyone, her attitude and personality is just soooo cute and perfect. I dont think anybody deserves her, or is it just my ego? I cant get over her... so this is what drunk in love is. I wish her the best of luck. I can never have the gut to tell her that i fell in love with her. Never. I know that I will never be with her but at least she introduces me of what love is. so this is love.

                  • it's ya girl
                    it's ya girl  2 weeks back

                    are you sure that you fell in love with her? don't get me wrong,but your case could be a phase of infatuation...and this hits wayyyy harder than actual,real love.

                • Suchona J.ferdous
                  Suchona J.ferdous  2 weeks back

                  I guess i am highly successful at blocking my oxytocin?!

                  • Nile Whent
                    Nile Whent  2 weeks back

                    ...But here’s the Catch.

                    • Edward Cullen
                      Edward Cullen  3 weeks back

                      At this moment theirs a beautiful woman at work but our positions are different so I can’t talk to her at all cuz I’m in a lab and she’s out on the production area . I want to get her attention but in a way she’s like me you don’t really notice people you just do your own thing . I want to get her attention...any ideas anyone ?

                      • mr X
                        mr X  3 weeks back

                        I got goosebumps when gramma was right

                        • Dennis 3809
                          Dennis 3809  3 weeks back

                          These talks about love,get a whole knew meaning if you have loved or even had a crush!

                          • Joshua artistic
                            Joshua artistic  3 weeks back

                            Love is a lie,women use to manipulate men.

                            • Rose Blue
                              Rose Blue  3 weeks back

                              I just wonder is it really possible to fall in love with two people at the same it?

                              • Shqiponja Enti
                                Shqiponja Enti  3 weeks back

                                How about "your" brain?!

                                Tired of this materialization of human being, highly manipulative statements such as "YOUR" brain.

                                How about "your own brain?!

                                So what, what brain produces for chemicals when one is in love; that is certainly not the essence of neither human beings nor the essence of love?!
                                Such intellectual drama of confined and rigid "scientists"; is only belittling both the very complex and mysterious being such as humans, and the complex and mysterious force such as love...; and is eliminating the uniqueness, individuallity, purpose, will, motives of each and one individ and their correlation to the closer, close and afar environment/s; forgetting - body is an environment too...!

                                • Taylor Altieri
                                  Taylor Altieri  3 weeks back

                                  So we get chemically addicted to the person...ignorance is bliss

                                  • iii rat
                                    iii rat  3 weeks back

                                    ever heard of *science?*

                                • nina p
                                  nina p  3 weeks back

                                  i lost interest in every guy i know ever since i found bts lmao,, they set my expectations high af

                                  • Tyler Majewski
                                    Tyler Majewski  3 weeks back

                                    Do you know what a vole is Morty?

                                    • Miss Maria
                                      Miss Maria  3 weeks back

                                      this is more entertaining when you close your eyes and picture Bart Simpson.

                                    • Virgo Vixen
                                      Virgo Vixen  3 weeks back

                                      Her lack of confidence and word stumbling makes her speech lack credibility :/ I lost interest fast.
                                      I feel like this woman is single lol

                                      • Laila Blanchard
                                        Laila Blanchard  3 weeks back

                                        By watching BTS videos for hours until 2am

                                      • Eternal Nightmare
                                        Eternal Nightmare  3 weeks back

                                        I fell like this is oversimlified and not really that accurate.

                                        • colton lehnen
                                          colton lehnen  3 weeks back

                                          “Explanation point”

                                          • Lily Hagan
                                            Lily Hagan  3 weeks back

                                            Explanation point

                                            • baoan cao
                                              baoan cao  3 weeks back

                                              Bcoz too many cheaters nowadays. So I wonder How does it work?

                                              • Mohammed Yassen
                                                Mohammed Yassen  3 weeks back

                                                we all have a fish love .. the only true love here is your mothers love to u

                                                • yuh
                                                  yuh  4 weeks back

                                                  This is because we are hunters. As long as we don’t sleep with a woman, she stays most interesting, because we wonder what it would be like. When we slept with her, there’s nothing to imagine anymore. This sounded way douchebagier than it should. We still can commit though if we love a woman.

                                                  • Jitten Blaze
                                                    Jitten Blaze  4 weeks back

                                                    So there is an injection of love and medicine of antilove too, thats intresting

                                                    • Doctor Maxiell
                                                      Doctor Maxiell  4 weeks back

                                                      why fall in love when you can fall asleep

                                                      • rnk.
                                                        rnk.  4 weeks back

                                                        Grandmas are always right....

                                                        • weave snatched
                                                          weave snatched  4 weeks back

                                                          the real question is.... why is this in my recommended

                                                          • Lav
                                                            Lav  4 weeks back

                                                            when you think about this deeply you will realise this makes no sense

                                                            • chima chibi
                                                              chima chibi  4 weeks back

                                                              Poor voles.

                                                              • Xstine Daaé
                                                                Xstine Daaé  4 weeks back

                                                                Common sense is so not common these days that it has now become 'brilliant'.

                                                                • SHYGIRL GAMER
                                                                  SHYGIRL GAMER  4 weeks back

                                                                  Well....tell that to people who have one night stands

                                                                  • Breezy B
                                                                    Breezy B  4 weeks back

                                                                    Dont mind me....Im just a teenage girl trying to keep her hormones under control

                                                                    • 360 View
                                                                      360 View  4 weeks back

                                                                      Me: has a crush

                                                                      My science addicted brain: WHY IS THIS HAPPENING, I NEED YO KNOWWW

                                                                      • Insha
                                                                        Insha  1 months back

                                                                        In middle east and South Asia, we have this belief of marrying someone and then doing everything else; contrary to western standards of dating to find Mr Right, giving your all and getting little/nothing in return [good ol' heartbreak].

                                                                        I admit, it's tempting to want to give in to desire and I definitely see how it can be beneficial to get to know someone before you commit. This talk comes to show that patience does pay off as it has with my family members who married then etc.

                                                                        I've been told and have seen for myself that you fall in love after marriage anyway, and it's different from dating that person - once you're married they're always in your face and cannot really disguise their true self I.e. imperfections and quirks, that either makes them more admirable or you just learn to work with it. You only get stronger or you end in divorce.

                                                                        • Kaela Creighton
                                                                          Kaela Creighton  1 months back

                                                                          can't get into me now! Dopamine sucks.

                                                                          • David Jungkunz
                                                                            David Jungkunz  1 months back

                                                                            As tempting as your grandmother's non scientific interruption (based on religious uprising and outdated expectations on love and relationships) may be to some monogamists... There is a big lack of science comparing monogamous animals to humans just because one scientist believes that this can be related... Just 3% of the mammals are monogamous, so include the fact that we don't have to be that too in your research.

                                                                            • proserfina21096
                                                                              proserfina21096  1 months back

                                                                              Iam here cuz Im now currently infatuated with some guy I just met. The heck!

                                                                              • proserfina21096
                                                                                proserfina21096  1 days back

                                                                                +Cookiekat art really ? how come?

                                                                              • Cookiekat art
                                                                                Cookiekat art  2 weeks back

                                                                                proserfina21096 ehat your feeling is lust not love

                                                                            • mugdha ghatage
                                                                              mugdha ghatage  1 months back

                                                                              Its too complicated to love someone or make them love to you😂😂

                                                                              • Johanna McGarret
                                                                                Johanna McGarret  1 months back

                                                                                But how do I know if he has committed???

                                                                              • Feodosiya Alieva
                                                                                Feodosiya Alieva  1 months back

                                                                                I know only one thing: the love of a man ends quickly, even if a very good man, he will fall out of love exactly in one day, according to statistics, more women suffer in the world.!!!

                                                                                • Valeria Flores
                                                                                  Valeria Flores  1 months back

                                                                                  That's why I haven't fall in love. No man has giving me an orgasm 😂

                                                                                  • Afzal Shabir
                                                                                    Afzal Shabir  1 months back

                                                                                    Love has types

                                                                                    • Angel Sys
                                                                                      Angel Sys  1 months back

                                                                                      Is this speech is informative speech?