Do you believe in love at first sight?
It may seem rather implausible, but one study has provided scientific proof that it does happen - well, sort of.
In 2010, Dr. Stephanie Ortigue led a group of researchers at Syracuse University to conduct a meta-analysis of all scientific research about love.
The findings were published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine and included observations of participants in fMRI machines. They identified 12 areas of the brain that can start lighting up and transmitting chemicals in just a fraction of a second after seeing someone.
As this video suggests, neurologically speaking, this sensation and the sensation of pure lust are essentially one and the same.
Ortigue's study made the case that our sense of love essentially grows out of lust, as the brain enriches the memory of that sensation over time...