How Your Brain Falls In Love | Dawn Maslar | TEDxBocaRaton

  • Published: 05 July 2016
  • For centuries poets and philosophers have speculated what causes two people to fall in love. Now, Biologist Dawn Maslar M.S. puts an innovative twist on this age-old question. Science can now take the mystery out of love. Thanks to latest neuroscience we can finally explain how your brain falls in love.
    In this innovative twist on this age-old question, Maslar explores the latest neuroscience and explains how your brain falls in love.

    For centuries poets and philosophers have speculated what causes two people to fall in love. Now, Biologist Dawn Maslar M.S. puts an innovative twist on this age-old question. Science can now take the mystery out of love. Thanks to latest neuroscience we can finally explain how your brain falls in love.
    In this innovative twist on this age-old question, Maslar explores the latest neuroscience and explains how your brain falls in love.
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  • RyzeFPV
    RyzeFPV  Hace 9 horas

    Did she say “explenation” point?

    • moaiad Aljamal
      moaiad Aljamal  Hace 21 un hora

      So if you are a weight lifter, stay away from falling in love 💔

      • Sebastián Santamaría
        Sebastián Santamaría  Hace un día

        In love, because the testosterone in men decreases they are more passive but they need to do romantic actions for showing their interest and attracting women. Meanwhile, the testosterone in women increases so they are more aggresive but can't show so much interest in order to attract men

        • Nothinmuch
          Nothinmuch  Hace un día


          • light light
            light light  Hace un día

            What does commit mean ?

            • Emily Sargeant
              Emily Sargeant  Hace un día

              but how do I get him to commit tho

              • Sudhanshu Prakash
                Sudhanshu Prakash  Hace 2 días

                A lot of

                • M. rta.
                  M. rta.  Hace 2 días

                  it's funny to watch scientists be suprised at basic human logic.

                  • M. rta.
                    M. rta.  Hace 2 días

                    is it possible then to make a love potion?

                    • razzyd
                      razzyd  Hace 3 días

                      watching this because I'm single and sad and lonely.

                      • Josh
                        Josh  Hace 3 días

                        Jesus loves you.

                        • Coco's Life
                          Coco's Life  Hace 3 días


                          • Friendly Fire
                            Friendly Fire  Hace 3 días

                            I'm loving someone 1 lower ager than me. I speak with her best friend. (She's kinda spy :D ) I said "Can you tell ... you know... I love her... and can you ... say to her?" She said "Okay, Why not... But she's not interested in love...." Me : I dont care Ah And I forgot to say... She's hardworking style. My school is very bad. Like %50 of school takes lower than %50 grades but teachers save them... But I didnt gave up. I got the important book. Like... You taking in the 10. Class... You need to select classes(3 4 of them exists) I select hard one... and she's selected hard one like me... but I am 1 class higher( My english is bad sorry) I gave book to her friend so she can transfer to the my love... My plan ... I think ... Its goes great? Maybe? My brain is very complecated in love. Even If she become mine... I will kill last one man who wants to do something bad on my love. Like I got heavyly Protection heart. So... Do I got any chanse? If you're experienced in these stuff?

                            • Thomas
                              Thomas  Hace 3 días

                              And you and your cousin wasted your time and money studying when you just needed to talk to your Grandmother.

                              • Thomas
                                Thomas  Hace 3 días


                                • Hunter Allen
                                  Hunter Allen  Hace 3 días

                                  She needs to ease up on the face lifts

                                  • Daniel Huelsman
                                    Daniel Huelsman  Hace 3 días

                                    Does this mean that prostitutes are constantly falling in love and becoming heartbroken regularly. That's just so tragic to think about.

                                    • Krishna Sharma
                                      Krishna Sharma  Hace 3 días

                                      Can someone tell me how to get out of love?

                                      • Praanesh Sureshkumar
                                        Praanesh Sureshkumar  Hace 4 días

                                        So trueA

                                        • Laura Cortés
                                          Laura Cortés  Hace 4 días

                                          so if I take Lexapro to increase my serotonin (When I have a heartbroken) will I feel better?

                                          • cyoungbe1
                                            cyoungbe1  Hace 5 días

                                            Love is a choice not a chemical reaction.

                                            • Ace Report
                                              Ace Report  Hace 5 días

                                              I remember what it used to be like dating before smartphones took over. People used to have some time to spend alone, together. Nowadays most people are in a relationship with a smartphone and their social media. You’re “animal studies” don’t take that into consideration.

                                              • Gabriel Carrier
                                                Gabriel Carrier  Hace 6 días

                                                Interesting material and info- terrriblleeee presentation..... ugh Ended up commenting and closing video

                                                • Sarah Kamille Amininejad Teilbrand

                                                  one of many things that annoys me when trying to scientifically define people's ways of - and reasons for - falling in love in general, is that we are nothing like small mice they're making the tests on and trying to make it sound like it's like humanity 1:1. Also I've jumped to bed before without being "in love". Come on now.

                                                  • THE GLORY
                                                    THE GLORY  Hace 6 días

                                                    there's only one fact in this video, that human is a group of biochemical operations, have withdrawn human free will.

                                                    • Bhanisha 13
                                                      Bhanisha 13  Hace 7 días

                                                      So much hardwork..

                                                      • Али Бексары
                                                        Али Бексары  Hace 8 días

                                                        I love this video and I believe her👍👍👍🤙

                                                        • So Gracie
                                                          So Gracie  Hace 9 días

                                                          I don’t necessarily agree some people are friends with benefits first and the guy could fall in love while the girl not everyone is so different

                                                          • George Andraos
                                                            George Andraos  Hace 9 días

                                                            Okayy but I wouldn't make that conclusion. Its just doesn't explain anything to say that men fall in love when they commit. Because now we'll have to ask okay what made them commit, if its the oxytocin so the testosterone dropped and stopped blocking it , amd if the testosterone dropped, so he fell in love . Conclusion : men fall in love than commit.

                                                            • Michael Parrott-MacLeod
                                                              Michael Parrott-MacLeod  Hace 10 días

                                                              It’s all about Dopamine. We are addicted to love literally.

                                                              • Aadisshh Mdn
                                                                Aadisshh Mdn  Hace 10 días

                                                                Really k but what you tell about one side love of boys & broken boys still thinking about her & still waiting for her , There is no guarantee Love , I think love is cinematic thing not going to happen in real life as you wish Afterall she leaves you leave your everything & going to the bar having raw sukka drinking limitless ,,but still thinking about her that she will come & love me

                                                                • tbsdrummer87
                                                                  tbsdrummer87  Hace 12 días

                                                                  Good message, annoying voice

                                                                  • itzperry
                                                                    itzperry  Hace 14 días

                                                                    i fell in love.

                                                                    • Joker
                                                                      Joker  Hace 15 días

                                                                      So... what are you saying is that if I want a girl to fall in love with me I have to f*** her asap??? Man... I did it all wrong...

                                                                      • Jessica Schilter
                                                                        Jessica Schilter  Hace 16 días

                                                                        I don't buy this

                                                                        • miss Volcar
                                                                          miss Volcar  Hace 19 días

                                                                          This is why I love science, give's me facts of every detail🤗🤗

                                                                          • Acho
                                                                            Acho  Hace 20 días

                                                                            When he commits huh? Nowadays that would be considered stalking, creepy, pervy.

                                                                            • Ravyn Perez
                                                                              Ravyn Perez  Hace 17 horas

                                                                              Commitment usually means boyfriend/girlfriend or marriage. If he asks her to be bf/gf or marriage when appropriate, it’s not creepy. A creepy/pervy guy is usually gonna be a guy she doesn’t know on that level ..

                                                                              • Nina 1999
                                                                                Nina 1999  Hace 21 un día

                                                                                I don't agree

                                                                                • Wendy Winn
                                                                                  Wendy Winn  Hace 25 días

                                                                                  I still don't get how humans really fall in love...

                                                                                  • Jason Wrinkle
                                                                                    Jason Wrinkle  Hace 25 días

                                                                                    your grandmother is manipulative, not brilliant

                                                                                    • hwd71
                                                                                      hwd71  Hace 26 días

                                                                                      My soul falls in love not my brain.

                                                                                      • Plasma Heat
                                                                                        Plasma Heat  Hace 27 días

                                                                                        Your brain THINKS and your heart FEELS ... therefore, your brain doesn't fall in love your heart does.

                                                                                        • Recon Jim
                                                                                          Recon Jim  Hace 27 días

                                                                                          I lasted while 1:40, I’ll be honest!

                                                                                          • Halberdier
                                                                                            Halberdier  Hace 28 días

                                                                                            BS. Explain to me why unrequited love is a sad reality for so many young men then.

                                                                                            • Micka Datwist
                                                                                              Micka Datwist  Hace 28 días

                                                                                              mating exclusively?....u ever been a man?

                                                                                              • hvd iv
                                                                                                hvd iv  Hace un mes

                                                                                                love is a myth a trick women play on men to keep them inline..."dont you love me anymore"you will do this is you love me"...ect...ect.

                                                                                                • Dian Novita
                                                                                                  Dian Novita  Hace un mes

                                                                                                  Ahahaha. No one like me anyways.

                                                                                                  • Junick Charles
                                                                                                    Junick Charles  Hace un mes

                                                                                                    Lots of TLC.

                                                                                                    • Aryan Dixit
                                                                                                      Aryan Dixit  Hace un mes

                                                                                                      I did'nt even know that there was a scientific explaination of emotional activities too

                                                                                                      • Wargasm644
                                                                                                        Wargasm644  Hace un mes

                                                                                                        I remember being young and everyone telling me “you’re too young to fall in love!”. Then I got old and realized that was the only time you could truly fall in love .😑

                                                                                                        • Johanna St
                                                                                                          Johanna St  Hace un mes

                                                                                                          Super interesting!

                                                                                                          • tom d great
                                                                                                            tom d great  Hace un mes

                                                                                                            Grandmother still in love.. she's still hot 😲😱

                                                                                                            • The Performance Locker
                                                                                                              The Performance Locker  Hace un mes

                                                                                                              What is she talking about zzzzz

                                                                                                              • moving foward
                                                                                                                moving foward  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                Yes your grandmother is incredible!!

                                                                                                                • kvt nation
                                                                                                                  kvt nation  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                  How to get your crush to like you 1. Her oxytocin needs to increase ( build trust - it will take time but this will take time)

                                                                                                                  • Anthony C
                                                                                                                    Anthony C  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                    All these complications...mathematically impossible formulas...deep questions and theoretical hypotheses..when it just takes 1+1to equal 2...Instead all you did was change the formula by its symbol...which leads to the outcome of the solution...1×1 =1... Translation.... Let's face and long term relationships are over. Impossible to initiate and even more difficult to maintain.

                                                                                                                    • Punctual Bunny
                                                                                                                      Punctual Bunny  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                      but there's a catch

                                                                                                                      • Evan T
                                                                                                                        Evan T  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                        If you just listen to her speak, she kind of sounds like Michael Jackson and I love it. :)

                                                                                                                        • sarah mills
                                                                                                                          sarah mills  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                          waaait do even man fall in love lmao

                                                                                                                          • subseven
                                                                                                                            subseven  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                            Okay, but how do you fix it?

                                                                                                                            • 龘鱈鍵
                                                                                                                              龘鱈鍵  Hace un mes


                                                                                                                              • Joseph Keenan
                                                                                                                                Joseph Keenan  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                Very interesting. How many times can she say, “ Here’s the catch.”

                                                                                                                                • Pino Santilli
                                                                                                                                  Pino Santilli  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                  And that's why marriages don't last! A man's testosterone drops while a woman's desire most probably rises. For men to have consistently high testosterone they need to be single.

                                                                                                                                  • vesir 79
                                                                                                                                    vesir 79  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                    Love is a misunderstanding.

                                                                                                                                    • vesir 79
                                                                                                                                      vesir 79  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                      Love is a misunderstanding.

                                                                                                                                      • Frank Ciborski
                                                                                                                                        Frank Ciborski  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                        In other words... It's Nature. For both male and female. Serving Nature's purposes. Who would have guessed?

                                                                                                                                        • toneman335
                                                                                                                                          toneman335  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                          very insightful video that explains so much.

                                                                                                                                          • Fine S/ she wish the world full of joys.

                                                                                                                                            Her grandma is super cute

                                                                                                                                            • Ella Jinx
                                                                                                                                              Ella Jinx  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                              LOL this is 100% wrong, my 1st ex made me orgasm all the time and I had zero feels for him. My current ex has never made me orgasm from anything and I can’t stop loving him so you and your grandma are both wrong!

                                                                                                                                              • Muramasa
                                                                                                                                                Muramasa  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                you are genius! gosh I feel so lame to not realize it earlier xd

                                                                                                                                                • Husandeep Singh
                                                                                                                                                  Husandeep Singh  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                  i saw this video just becoz someone says to me that "you can't defeat your enemy without knowing them"

                                                                                                                                                  • Solace Ahho
                                                                                                                                                    Solace Ahho  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                    So to conclude, Don't sleep with men too early, if you want to fall him head over heals!!

                                                                                                                                                    • Diontae Daughtry
                                                                                                                                                      Diontae Daughtry  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                      Thank you this was very helpful and informative 👍👍

                                                                                                                                                      • sangwon kim
                                                                                                                                                        sangwon kim  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                        Damn grandmothers these days ~ better then scientists

                                                                                                                                                        • utuberhino
                                                                                                                                                          utuberhino  Hace un mes

                                                                                                                                                          Weak, self indulgent way to tell a story about her nana........ Would hardly call it "research".