Lv 7
Asep asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 2 months ago

If love is nothing but chemical reactions in the brain, why do we feel it so intensely?

Why do we go into a depression when someone does not reciprocate the love? 

4 Answers

  • Ted K
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Nobody knows the answer to your question.  What we DO know, is that feelings can be directly affected by damage to specific parts of the brain, electrical stimulation of those parts, and by drugs targeting specific neural pathways..

    Those kinds of results tell us that feelings/emotions/memories--all those things which make up our mind and who we are as individuals--are absolutely dependent on the neurochemical mechanisms operating in our brain.  But precisely how all those "chemical reactions" are translated into such intense but "intangible" things as feelings and emotions is not well understood.  It is one of the biggest open questions in neuroscience.

  • 1 month ago

    Your question is illogical.

    What you think, feel, etc. is the result of neuro-biochemistry.

    You give no reason why chemical reactions in cells cannot produce feelings that are intense.

    It is important to remember that neuroscience is in its infancy. There is far more we do not yet know about the nervous system than we do know.

  • 2 months ago

    well your brain is also just chemical reactions so why would you not think we would feel it intensely. you can feel happy and sad intensely because of the reaction but it depends on who you are as some people cannot. if you don't have the chemical reaction for love then it could cause you to go to depression because that is the reaction.

    Source(s): mr cools gide to reasoning for dum dums
  • Dv8s
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Because love and hate are two of the strongest emotions a person can experience.  Both can and will make you sick to your stomach, only with hatred it seems to eat away at your soul, and love will eat away at your heart.

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