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Your Valentine's Day Brain Quizzes

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The celebration of Valentine's Day can be traced to the ancient Roman holiday of the Lupercal, which honored Lupercus the Lycaean, who protected flocks of sheep from wolves.
 
Falling in love includes a racing heart, flushed skin and sweaty palms.
 
Researchers say this is due to the dopamine, norepinephrine and phenylethylamine we're releasing. Dopamine is thought to be the "pleasure chemical," producing a feeling of bliss. Norepinephrine is similar to adrenaline and produces the racing heart and excitement. 
 
 These two chemicals produce:
 
  1. Elation 
  2. Intense energy 
  3. Sleeplessness
  4. Craving
  5. Loss of appetite and
  6. Focused Attention 
 
Before brains there was no color or sound in the universe, nor was there any flavor or aroma and probably little sense and no feeling or emotion.” ~ Roger W. Sperry 

 

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