10 Interesting Psychological Facts About Love
Love can help you get better grades.
Falling in love can help calm the body, and it has been found to increase the levels of nerve growth factor for up to a year. NGFs has been linked to increased longevity and mental capacity, meaning that falling in love at the beginning of a semester could help increase your chances of acing a final exam. It’s not recommended that you use this in place of actually going to class and studying, though.
Love will, literally, make you crazy.
When you fall in love, you trigger a number of chemical reactions in your body. The serotonin levels in the brain drop, which leads to obsessive behavior – low levels of serotonin is common in those with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Cortisol production is increased, leading to high blood pressure and lack of sleep, causing stress on the body. Finally, circuits in the brain that are in charge of social judgment are suppressed, leading to the inability to block socially inacceptable behavior. All of this translates to a new level of crazy.