This Scientific Infographic Explains What Happens to Your Body in Love

By: Alyson Wyers - May 12, 2015
References: propointgraphics & designtaxi
This animated infographic displays what happens to your body in love -- from racing hearts to stomach-dwelling butterflies. Created by design studio Propoint Graphics, 'This is your Body in Love' explains how love is a shock to your body's system. Magical moments and woodland creatures aside, symptoms like sweaty palms and butterfly infestations are actually biological responses inside your body.

The chart includes many scientific facts, like how quickly the ventromedial prefrontal cortex deems someone physically attractive (it's milliseconds). Pheromones and scent could also have a role in human sexual attractiveness. The infographic also mentions hormones, serotonin adrenaline and norepinephrine and how they affect blood flow in the brain's pleasure center. It's the release of hormones that can cause blood vessel contraction in the gut region, potentially causing nausea.