Love Decoded: Exploring Psychological and Synthetic Affections

The study of love has been prevalent in psychological research for many years resulting in multiple theories being produced, to grasp the concept of the basic human emotion recognised as love.

They’ve approached it in a logical way scientifically treating the topic as if it was a science some psychologists have proved, that love can be forced by a series of questions followed by continuous eye contact. Other psychologists have studied the insight between synthetic and false emotions that can be triggered through influences, to reveal the truth between the emotions. Subsequently making it possible to differentiate between true love, synthetic love and what causes people to experience manipulated emotions.

Emotional states may be considered a type of function relating to a state of psychological arousal, linked to the cognition appropriate to this state of arousal. These triggers contrasting propositions that justify the probability the likelihood of emotions being enhanced, or falsified by hallucinations, media, intoxication, sexual influences and simply their current state of mind. The human mind can be altered easily using persuasion which later manipulates one’s thoughts subsequently enhancing emotions which weren’t originally in place.

Given the state of physiological arousal for which an individual has no immediate explanation, this then forces the individual to label his feelings by describing the cognitions available to their own knowledge. A state of psychological arousal of which an individual is unlikely to completely provide an appropriate explanation, in terms of the alternative cognitions available they’ll be unable to label the emotions they are experiencing.

Given the exact same cognitive circumstances the individual will indefinitely react emotionally or simply describe one’s feelings as emotions, only to the extent that he experiences a state of physiological arousal. A study conducted in 1989 assures that simple eye contact could make a person fall in love with you. In this study two opposite sex strangers were asked to gaze into each other’s eyes for two minutes, which in some cases was enough to produce passionate feelings for each other. The study conducted provided evidence that eye contact is a powerful stimulator of love and affection. When you look someone directly in the eyes, their body produces a chemical called phenylethylamine that may make the person feel in love.
-Kellerman, Lewis, and Laird (1989)

The effects of intravenous amphetamine infusion (0.3 mg/kg) on cerebral blood flow and measures of autonomy and behavioural arousal were studied in 12 normal male volunteers in a placebo-controlled crossover design. Nonsignificant decreases were seen in CBF (measured by 133Xe inhalation), despite significant increases in autonomy and behavioural arousal. The apparent dissociation of CBF and arousal appears to be compatible with other human experiments suggesting that amphetamine decreases CBF and metabolism, as well as with neurobiological findings on the effects of catecholamine’s on resting cortical activity and mechanisms of increased attention. The results differ substantially, however, from findings of increased CBF and metabolism in animals. Although the larger doses used in animals most likely explain the discrepancy, technical limitations in human brain imaging cannot be excluded. David A Kahn And Isak Prohovnik (1989)

Studies provided evidence that demonstrated the enhanced emotions caused from consuming stimulant drugs, there was a study conducted that highlighted the sensations of love produced through the uplifted dopamine levels. The study later revealed the contrast within the feelings that seemed to project a feeling for someone, which felt the equivalent to real love when in fact they were experiencing synthetic love. This was proven once the stimulants drug effects finally diminished, which allowed the experiment to discover the likelihood of the participant failing to portray the same emotions they experienced under the influence. From the research conducted the participant showed lack of kindness, disposition, even to the extent of not acknowledging the individual they once demonstrated such empathy and love for.

This concludes that once you’re under the influence it was apparent external factors played a role when highlighting its ability to interpret, a mechanism recognised as interacting with loves natural attachment, the sensation which was thought to be love during the time of the intoxication subsequently losing the synthetic connection they briefly shared. Introducing an insight love is potentially a thing constructed through social experience, rather than an adopted feature projected through elements replicated through conception. Although there has been found to have a general connection of love through mutual family members, this still developed a basis for concluding love is nature versus nurture.

Leo C. Akuwudike

A writer, author and screenwriter from London. Last year his debut novel was published and that was a reintrepretation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. That book is called Romeo & Julio & Friends.

A writer, author and screenwriter from London. Last year his debut novel was published and that was a reintrepretation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. That book is called Romeo & Julio & Friends.

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