Did you ever write your initials and those of your crush’s inside of a heart? Or spend time doodling hearts in the margins of your math homework? I know I wasn’t the only one! When you got your first box of candy for Valentine’s Day, chances are the box was in the shape of a heart.
What if I told you the heart is not where those feelings of love and excitement come from? What if the box of delicious (or sometimes not delicious) candies should have been shaped like a brain?
Yes, the brain. Gray matter. That somewhat oddly shaped organ with mysterious ridges and grooves. We think of the brain as being the keeper of our knowledge – the place we store our childhood best friend’s phone number and the names and backstories of all the characters of our favorite television shows. It’s the source of our intellect and our personalities. But that’s not the entire story…
The brain, rather than the heart, is actually the star when it comes to falling in love.