Valentine's day is around the corner and if you don't understand why you can't find the right words to say to that one person you are eyeing - well, the Naked Scientist explains the science behind matters of the heart - or rather the brain.
Speaking to Eusebius McKaiser, Dr Chris Smith famously known as the Naked Scientist says that when you really like someone, it's a strong stimulus that strongly engages your sympathetic nervous system.
It disconnects your tongue from the language center in your brain.— Dr Chris Smith, Naked Scientist
Dr Smith says that this releases a strong adrenaline into the bloodstream and that makes people panicky and on edge. When one enters this mood, all the words seem to disappear from your tongue, he says.Here is the link to the full interview:
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