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Stray Kids, Case 143, How to explain this emotion


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Ever felts an emotion that you just can’t understand every time you see that certain someone? Thoughts of that person is like a ‘fatal charm’ and a magnet you can’t escape from. If that’s how you are feeling, we welcome you to join us in solving Case 143.

A problem without a source?

Nope it doesn’t have to be a ‘problem without a source’ as Stray Kids put it. But it may be a ‘homework to solve’, that is, if you know some biology!

Nope, it’s not a ‘heart’ attack either. When our heart is getting more and more ‘upgrades’ and  we get sweaty palms, and go speechless when that person is around, the reason has nothing to do with our heart but everything to do with our head.

When we ‘fall in love’, chemicals such as Dopamine, Oxytocin, Vasopressin are released in our brain causing physical and emotional response such as racing heart, flushed cheeks and even feelings of anxiety. Our brain recognizes this gush of neuro chemicals as a ‘crises’ and our stress hormones increase, especially in the early stages of romantic love. Unfortunately serotonin levels deplete with excessive increase in stress hormones. Since we need serotonin for our neurons to connect our thought processes properly, our executive cognitive control becomes affected. In other words, we can’t think straight and we find it hard to get our crush out of our heads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How do we know it’s real?

When we go on a roller-coaster ride or experience any situation that gets us emotionally aroused, the same chemical experience can happen in our heads. Sometimes our brain can’t really tell the two situations apart. Research has been done where people were made to go through a dangerous situation and some of them fell in love after that experience because they couldn’t tell the difference. Based on Schachter and Singer’s Two factor theory of emotions, we may feel physical sensation, but we will need to label the emotion to recognize what we are feeling. Then based on the situation, we can make sense of what the emotions really mean.

So, you don’t ever want to let that person go? But is it real? Well, don’t base it just on emotions and the vibes that you’re getting. Get more information, get to know that person as a casual friend, use your wise mind to think, then see if the love fits you.

If you’ve gone past that infatuation stage and looking to better your relationship, read about how to understand your loved one.

 

Feeling the feels

Maybe the feelings you’ve got are moods, negative thoughts that weigh you down instead of the exciting ones that Stray Kids talked about. Here a Mood Check to find out what you can do about it.

 

Need to talk to someone about your moods? 

 

 

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