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Are you one of those romantic dreamers who believes in love at first sight?

If so, your beliefs are accurate, according to a recent study revealing the brain takes less than a second to fall in love.

The study conducted by Syracuse University, which used functional magnetic resonance imaging to see how “love” affects the brain, discovered that it affected it pretty quickly – in one-fifth of a second to be precise.

The findings showed that 12 areas of the brain work together during the love process, releasing euphoria-inducing chemicals like dopamine, oxytocin, adrenaline and vasopressin.

What’s more, love’s high has been likened to a cocaine’s rush, and flies in the face of common belief that falling in love requires intimacy and six months of romantic dinners.

Hat tip to Alltop.  Image via Picasa.

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