the reason why we have clouded judgements when we are in love

@dierdre (2213)
Philippines
August 25, 2008 5:04pm CST
guys, check this out, i stumbled upon this article: Science Proves It: Love Is Indeed Blind! Love is blind – this popular adage has been proven by scientists from University College London. They have detected the brain area which activates, when one feels romantic or maternal love. It is interesting that at the same moment the activity of another brain area is being suppressed. This area is responsible for critical thought. When one is in love, they lose the ability to criticize their beloved, as love suppresses neural activity associated with critical social assessment of other people and negative judgments and increases activity of the brain’s “reward system”. It explains, why people make so many wrong decisions, when they love. Being blind to the partner’s defects, we try to keep the ideal image which was remembered during the first dating days. This is what makes love blind. The brain area activated by love produces the feeling of euphoria. This fact explains the power of romantic love to motivate and exhilarate. the source of this article is: http://geniusbeauty.com/men-and-women/science-proves-love-is-blind/ so what do you guys think? can you relate to this one? when you are in love, which body part tends to overpower or control your emotions, the head or the heart? are you partial to your significant other when you know that sometimes you are already being taken advantage of? or you root for him/her even if you know the he/she is wrong? or you can see very clearly what's right and wrong? hence, you arent "clouded" in any way?
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
26 Aug 08
I have been taken adavntage of alot of times by others just because I wanted to be loved. I also wanted to love them back too. I knew they were doing me wrong but I stayed in it just not to be alone.
@dierdre (2213)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
oh i see, i hope now you make the right judgements and decisions when it comes to love since nothing could be more painful than loving a person who just with us for some other reason but love aint one of them.
@LimoChang (193)
• China
25 Aug 08
I do agree that love makes people blind and I also try to let head take control but inevitably love is involved in this.It's not easy to see very clearly and there's no need to do so.Sometimes i just follow my heart in a relationship but there's always a line down there telling me when to stop and be alert.So in the case that i am taken advantage of or he did something wrong,my senses will be back and try to make choices objectively.
@dierdre (2213)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
thats nice to know that your head still rules your heart coz some people get really stupid when it comes to matters of the heart. they know that they are only being used coz they got money, for example, but they still hang on to the relationship..
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
25 Aug 08
Oh I agree, when I think back at the things I did for love I think something must hast made me act strange, I have always said humans make excuses for the things they do especially when they are in love, so definitely something blinds them...
@dierdre (2213)
• Philippines
26 Aug 08
yeah it makes you unconditionally biased.. at least now there's a scientific explanation for that. so martyrs in love need to be cut some slack..LOL