Passionate Love Triggers Brain Region Responsible for Pain Relief

RoseTracker| When passionate love is at its peak, you are probably buying fewer pain killers. When our brains are intensely ‘in love’, our brains provide pain relief similar to illicit drugs like cocaine, say researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

“These are very deep, old systems in our brain that involve dopamine — a primary neurotransmitter that influences mood, reward and motivation,” said Sean Mackey, MD, PhD, and senior author of the study. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter in our brain that is intimately involved with feeling good. Distraction causes pain relief, and intense love — along with good sex — is considered a high-quality distraction with many other health benefits for humans and civilization. via Science Daily