Brain, Neurochemistry and Relationships
Doctor Larry Young discusses the proposition that, although different in intensity, the bonds between friends, relations, and lovers have the same underlying biochemistry.
So one thing that people often ask is, is the biology underlying a bond between your partner, your loved one similar to the bond between friends, and we really donâ€™t know but I suspect that there are a lot of commonalities. Probably the bond between you and your partner or family is a much stronger, a much higher degree bond, but I think the same underlying neurochemistry and brain structures are probably involved in all types of relationships, whether they are friendships, family relationships or your lover.
brain structures, family relationships, neurochemistry, commonalities, higher degree, friendships, bonds, biology, larry, young
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Doctor Larry Young explains that the experience of being in love activates pleasure centers in the brain, and comments that bonding in prairie voles may be similar to humans.
Doctor Larry Young discusses his research with prairie voles and suggests that the same neurobiological processes may underlie drug addiction and bonding.
Doctor Larry Young discusses how dopamine and oxytocin interact in the reward and reinforcement parts of the brain to help form social bonds.
Doctor Larry Young discusses that he believes there is a biological basis to love.
Doctor Larry Young explains that social personality traits are influenced by levels of oxytocin and vasopressin in the brain.
Doctor Larry Young discusses how vasopressin and oxytocin contribute to the reward system, which can promote behavior such as bonding and drug addiction.
Doctor Larry Young describes the prairie vole as an excellent model species because it forms social bonds similar to humans.
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