How Your Brain Falls In Love | Dawn Maslar | TEDxBocaRaton

  • Published on Jul 5, 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.
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  • Marc Padilla
    Marc Padilla Day ago

    The Headbones connected to dickbone,the dickbones connected to the nutbone.

  • Riley Poulin-Bickford
    Riley Poulin-Bickford 2 days ago +3

    No one:
    This woman: but heres the catch

  • Sane Sanny
    Sane Sanny 2 days ago

    I guess then wise people don't need science

  • Michael De La Rosa
    Michael De La Rosa 3 days ago

    Of course this pops up when I meet the girl who I’m slowly falling for

  • Fetch Quest
    Fetch Quest 3 days ago +3

    Within the first minute i learned that women are bad for gainz. Say no more.

  • Marco Alanis
    Marco Alanis 4 days ago

    Yeah so that is the reason huh as a man, this made me understand my past relationships. I'll commit more intelligently, it should be fun ;)

  • Pat Riarchy
    Pat Riarchy 6 days ago

    "How Your Brain Falls In Love" Easy with a female. Just show her your bank account.

  • Pat Riarchy
    Pat Riarchy 6 days ago

    "How Your Brain Falls In Love" Easy with a female. Just show her your bank account.

  • Joe Felony
    Joe Felony 6 days ago

    “How does your brain fall in love? Is it something magical? Or is it something biological?” Are you telling me that something magical was even a possibility?
    She certainly lost alot credibility there..

  • Layla Warman
    Layla Warman 7 days ago

    Dawn: that is that my grandmother is brilliant
    Me: and you

  • akuwaity . kw
    akuwaity . kw 7 days ago

    Its a human nature we fall in love but we don't know how or when it happen .its matter of heart .i think older men tend to be more romantic

  • Alex Freetime
    Alex Freetime 10 days ago

    Well, looks like I'm never going to fall in love, I like my testosterone high and I don't like needles.

  • Orcun Acik
    Orcun Acik 10 days ago +6

    whatever the formula is, it only lasts 3 years.

  • Skyler
    Skyler 11 days ago

    Listen to your elders, they have words of wisdom.

  • Charlie Ennis
    Charlie Ennis 13 days ago

    Boys fall in love when they commit, what bigger commitment than marriage?

  • Bảo Thi Nguyễn
    Bảo Thi Nguyễn 13 days ago

    So the whole study is intended to point out: male is manly when they are single, and they become more feminine as they enter a committed relationship...

  • Pawanjit Biryah
    Pawanjit Biryah 13 days ago

    This is some eye opening crucial research that is useful in making wise relationship decisions. Applaudable.. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  • Kaustubh Datta
    Kaustubh Datta 13 days ago

    Amazing! Summed it perfectly

  • flyfree birdy
    flyfree birdy 14 days ago

    Isn't there a study of woman having trouble orgasming, so doesn't that mean woman aren't really getting that extra oxytocin?? I'm just wondering.

  • Uncomfortable Silence
    Uncomfortable Silence 14 days ago

    My central processor does not fall in "love" because I'm made of robots.

  • Tanya Roundtree
    Tanya Roundtree 14 days ago


  • alpha alpaca
    alpha alpaca 14 days ago

    and if a woman masturbates? is she than folling in love with her self??? :P

  • im Savage
    im Savage 14 days ago

    i thought you were the grand mother

  • Laura
    Laura 15 days ago +1

    where can I get vassopresin asking for a friend

  • bic nguyen
    bic nguyen 19 days ago

    She's not a good speaker thats for sure

  • yarelys diaz
    yarelys diaz 20 days ago

    The way she says applicable..

  • Moniqua Abdel-Messih

    Mind stimulating , I love it even if not totally correct !

  • kritika singh
    kritika singh 21 day ago

    w how my life is going I don't think I would even get to experience this aaaah

  • Will Gorman
    Will Gorman 24 days ago

    Gorgeous Chest Stunning Lady xxx

  • Henchman Bodybuilder
    Henchman Bodybuilder 27 days ago

    I would of shook my head too

  • Joana Tomás Alves
    Joana Tomás Alves 27 days ago +2

    Give your grandmother a nobel prize

  • Nexus6
    Nexus6 29 days ago +1

    She looks so freaking good in that dress

  • Huma Kamgar
    Huma Kamgar 29 days ago

    Grandma was right

  • Paljor
    Paljor Month ago

    Can i get sub cause I'm in love❤

  • Regina Zanoni
    Regina Zanoni Month ago +1

    Feelings of love are not the same as love

  • Lizeth J Barreto
    Lizeth J Barreto Month ago

    This really opened my mind to the science behind love

  • Raquel Rogers
    Raquel Rogers Month ago

    If the man masterbates, does that clear the slate (break down the buildup of neurotransmitters) and negate the whole theory that by "waiting" he will commit?

    • Juan Torres
      Juan Torres 26 days ago

      Commitment comes when a man really cares about a woman, I don't know if a woman falls in love with a man just by going to bed with this man, I think for women is something quite more complex, with them it has to do with the genetics of the man they really fall in love with.

  • Onyi Turner
    Onyi Turner Month ago

    So Love Potions DO exist!

  • Dzulfiqar Tama.
    Dzulfiqar Tama. Month ago

    I fell in love, I think about her every single day and second... shes perfect, gorgeous, lovely... shes like the dream girl of every men... I think. Maybe not? but I know that I dont deserve her.. its really annoying that i always think about her every second but she doesnt event think about me for once.. or does she? I dont know.. this is why i hate fallin in love... I cant sleep... I cant think... is this suppose to be beautiful or th ther way around... i dont get it... shes really nice to everyone, her attitude and personality is just soooo cute and perfect. I dont think anybody deserves her, or is it just my ego? I cant get over her... so this is what drunk in love is. I wish her the best of luck. I can never have the gut to tell her that i fell in love with her. Never. I know that I will never be with her but at least she introduces me of what love is. so this is love.

    • it's ya girl
      it's ya girl Month ago

      are you sure that you fell in love with her? don't get me wrong,but your case could be a phase of infatuation...and this hits wayyyy harder than actual,real love.

  • Suchona J.ferdous
    Suchona J.ferdous Month ago

    I guess i am highly successful at blocking my oxytocin?!

  • Nile Whent
    Nile Whent Month ago

    ...But here’s the Catch.

  • Edward Cullen
    Edward Cullen Month ago

    At this moment theirs a beautiful woman at work but our positions are different so I can’t talk to her at all cuz I’m in a lab and she’s out on the production area . I want to get her attention but in a way she’s like me you don’t really notice people you just do your own thing . I want to get her attention...any ideas anyone ?

  • mr X
    mr X Month ago

    I got goosebumps when gramma was right

  • Dennis 3809
    Dennis 3809 Month ago

    These talks about love,get a whole knew meaning if you have loved or even had a crush!

  • Joshua artistic
    Joshua artistic Month ago +3

    Love is a lie,women use to manipulate men.

    • Juan Torres
      Juan Torres 26 days ago

      So women can't fall in love, maybe not, but they like to be taken care of, and they may get to appretiate the men who takes care of them.

  • Rose Blue
    Rose Blue Month ago

    I just wonder is it really possible to fall in love with two people at the same it?

  • Shqiponja Enti
    Shqiponja Enti Month ago

    How about "your" brain?!
    Tired of this materialization of human being, highly manipulative statements such as "YOUR" brain.
    How about "your own brain?!
    So what, what brain produces for chemicals when one is in love; that is certainly not the essence of neither human beings nor the essence of love?!
    Such intellectual drama of confined and rigid "scientists"; is only belittling both the very complex and mysterious being such as humans, and the complex and mysterious force such as love...; and is eliminating the uniqueness, individuallity, purpose, will, motives of each and one individ and their correlation to the closer, close and afar environment/s; forgetting - body is an environment too...!

  • Taylor Altieri
    Taylor Altieri Month ago +1

    So we get chemically addicted to the person...ignorance is bliss

    • iii rat
      iii rat Month ago

      ever heard of *science?*

  • nina p
    nina p Month ago +7

    i lost interest in every guy i know ever since i found bts lmao,, they set my expectations high af

  • Tyler Majewski
    Tyler Majewski Month ago

    Do you know what a vole is Morty?

  • Miss Maria
    Miss Maria Month ago +2

    this is more entertaining when you close your eyes and picture Bart Simpson.

  • Virgo Vixen
    Virgo Vixen Month ago +5

    Her lack of confidence and word stumbling makes her speech lack credibility :/ I lost interest fast.
    I feel like this woman is single lol

  • Laila Blanchard
    Laila Blanchard Month ago +11

    By watching BTS videos for hours until 2am

  • Eternal Nightmare
    Eternal Nightmare Month ago +2

    I fell like this is oversimlified and not really that accurate.

  • colton lehnen
    colton lehnen Month ago +2

    “Explanation point”

  • Lily Hagan
    Lily Hagan Month ago

    Explanation point

  • baoan cao
    baoan cao Month ago +1

    Bcoz too many cheaters nowadays. So I wonder How does it work?

  • Mohammed Yassen
    Mohammed Yassen Month ago +2

    we all have a fish love .. the only true love here is your mothers love to u

  • yuh
    yuh Month ago +20

    This is because we are hunters. As long as we don’t sleep with a woman, she stays most interesting, because we wonder what it would be like. When we slept with her, there’s nothing to imagine anymore. This sounded way douchebagier than it should. We still can commit though if we love a woman.

  • Jitten Blaze
    Jitten Blaze Month ago

    So there is an injection of love and medicine of antilove too, thats intresting

  • Doctor Maxiell
    Doctor Maxiell Month ago +1

    why fall in love when you can fall asleep

  • rnk.
    rnk. Month ago

    Grandmas are always right....

  • weave snatched
    weave snatched Month ago +15

    the real question is.... why is this in my recommended

  • Lav
    Lav Month ago +26

    when you think about this deeply you will realise this makes no sense

  • chima chibi
    chima chibi Month ago

    Poor voles.

    SHYGIRL GAMER Month ago

    Well....tell that to people who have one night stands

  • Breezy B
    Breezy B Month ago

    Dont mind me....Im just a teenage girl trying to keep her hormones under control

  • 360 View
    360 View Month ago +29

    Me: has a crush
    My science addicted brain: WHY IS THIS HAPPENING, I NEED YO KNOWWW

  • Insha
    Insha 2 months ago +1

    In middle east and South Asia, we have this belief of marrying someone and then doing everything else; contrary to western standards of dating to find Mr Right, giving your all and getting little/nothing in return [good ol' heartbreak].
    I admit, it's tempting to want to give in to desire and I definitely see how it can be beneficial to get to know someone before you commit. This talk comes to show that patience does pay off as it has with my family members who married then etc.
    I've been told and have seen for myself that you fall in love after marriage anyway, and it's different from dating that person - once you're married they're always in your face and cannot really disguise their true self I.e. imperfections and quirks, that either makes them more admirable or you just learn to work with it. You only get stronger or you end in divorce.

  • Kaela Creighton
    Kaela Creighton 2 months ago

    can't get into me now! Dopamine sucks.

  • David Jungkunz
    David Jungkunz 2 months ago +2

    As tempting as your grandmother's non scientific interruption (based on religious uprising and outdated expectations on love and relationships) may be to some monogamists... There is a big lack of science comparing monogamous animals to humans just because one scientist believes that this can be related... Just 3% of the mammals are monogamous, so include the fact that we don't have to be that too in your research.

  • proserfina21096
    proserfina21096 2 months ago +3

    Iam here cuz Im now currently infatuated with some guy I just met. The heck!

  • mugdha ghatage
    mugdha ghatage 2 months ago +3

    Its too complicated to love someone or make them love to you😂😂

  • Johanna McGarret
    Johanna McGarret 2 months ago +1

    But how do I know if he has committed???

  • Feodosiya Alieva
    Feodosiya Alieva 2 months ago +6

    I know only one thing: the love of a man ends quickly, even if a very good man, he will fall out of love exactly in one day, according to statistics, more women suffer in the world.!!!

    • do do do do Dodododo
      do do do do Dodododo 27 days ago +1

      Sometimes loving is exhausting. Men and women get exhausted due to different reasons
      Men probably stray when they don't find much intimacy or support from partner, women probably stray when they don't find much motivation or push (into something like job) from the partner. Am I right? (。>﹏

  • Valeria Flores
    Valeria Flores 2 months ago

    That's why I haven't fall in love. No man has giving me an orgasm 😂

  • Afzal Shabir
    Afzal Shabir 2 months ago +1

    Love has types

  • Angel Sys
    Angel Sys 2 months ago

    Is this speech is informative speech?

  • Tianlin Li
    Tianlin Li 2 months ago

    OMG, I love this speech

  • Hélia Alves
    Hélia Alves 2 months ago +2

    This is entirely true! I have never seen anyone explain it so perfectly. Well done!

  • Mal Halsey
    Mal Halsey 2 months ago

    hahaha every time she said "lose(s) that loving feeling" I was like "You've lost that loving feeling!"
    And now we know why. Block them hormones.
    Tom Cruise is the freaking coolest

  • Nicki Ally
    Nicki Ally 2 months ago +1

    Well damn, in most cases guys in this generation won't commit unless a girl puts out first, no wonder no one can stay together nowadays..

  • Hafsa Tariq
    Hafsa Tariq 2 months ago

    Amazing discovery... Old is Gold

  • GayleneFlower
    GayleneFlower 2 months ago +2

    Then I ask: What KEEPS people in love and what makes them STOP? Hormones, yes, but WHY?

    • Juan Torres
      Juan Torres 26 days ago

      This speech doesn't cover that, only the chemical aspect.

    • KlickingKay ASMR
      KlickingKay ASMR 2 months ago

      GayleneFlower Exactly.

  • d0r0thx
    d0r0thx 2 months ago

    Wow, thanks a lot!!

  • knowlight knowright
    knowlight knowright 2 months ago +2

    I don't fall in love easily AT ALL.

  • The Great P U McShadts
    The Great P U McShadts 2 months ago

    Stop vasopressin me to marry you already!

    SAYMEVERY 2 months ago

    Omg ... i love when scientifics interprets datas as they want. I'm shocked to see that here, 2 animals staying together is the same of falling in love for humans. Wtf. People wake up lol

  • johhny cash
    johhny cash 2 months ago +2

    This was very interesting but if I hadnt put the video speed to 1.25× I wouldntve survived and it would be too slow haha

  • hozobo
    hozobo 2 months ago +2

    at the beginning, she said women's testosterone increase also oxytocin, but later she said testosterone block oxytocin, so if testosterone increase, oxytocin should decrease, so which one is it?

  • Dillon Tidwell
    Dillon Tidwell 2 months ago

    This was bland af sadly

  • Aesthetic
    Aesthetic 2 months ago +2

    This is your brain on love. Then how is your heart on heartbreak

  • Mrs. Greene
    Mrs. Greene 2 months ago +29

    I like the funny voice she uses when talking like her grandmother.

  • rockwell loves jane
    rockwell loves jane 2 months ago

    okay i got a question: if i will FALL in love,will i get hurt when i land?😂

  • Diana Prince
    Diana Prince 2 months ago

    Engineering of falling in love

  • Maha Gabbani
    Maha Gabbani 2 months ago

    Amaaazing !!!!

  • Kasper
    Kasper 2 months ago

    3:14 -all those writers ; are we joke to you ?

  • Esra R
    Esra R 3 months ago

    Wow , ur grandma’s wisdom ❤️

  • Gamma Digamma
    Gamma Digamma 3 months ago

    Finally I got it....

  • David Owl
    David Owl 3 months ago

    This is how, in my 16 years of live, I learnt a lot by listening my grandmother and her stories.