A Physiological Conundrum

Most of my posts reflect my mood as I write to express, entertain and evolve. Hence sometimes the posts are heart-wrenching and melancholic and at other times they are simple and light. I believe that personal blogs are all about articulating your personality and what makes you, YOU.

Medicine and writing are two key facets of my personality. My family seems to think I find a way to bring it into most conversations. They think “I like to have an answer for everything, that often involves some medical jargon”.

So here goes, Neuroscience has spent a long time trying to explain why people feel giddy in love and has come up with several worthy explanations – the most significant being a chemical imbalance involving three major players dopamine (the happy hormone), serotonin (the stabilizer) and adrenaline (the fight or flight hormone). The escalation of dopamine and adrenaline, appeal to the reward centers in your brain and make you feel unwittingly exalted. Interestingly, the hormone responsible for mood and appetite – the serotonin levels plummet and that is the crux behind the overpowering infatuation one experiences. Despite knowing all this, when you experience it, this knowledge decides to go into deep slumber, leaving you blubbering like an idiot. And that’s where most of the beauty lies, in all the moments we cannot just explain.

Spent four years digesting,
The human brain,
And yet somehow,
I can never explain,
How sagacity vanishes,
When I gaze into his eyes,
I get lost in,
the greenery for miles,
My pulse quickens,
My mouth is dry,
My brain, once sharp,
Can't muster a 'Hi'
My knees go weak,
My eyelids flutter,
Illusion of pride,
Wholly shattered,
Am I having a seizure?
There has to be a reason,
My loyal gray cells,
Engaged in treason,
Lost for answers,
I look to the lord above,
He snorts in mirth,
Honey, you're in love.

26 Comments Add yours

  1. Shruti, this is a great piece πŸ’œπŸ‘

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  2. Saniya says:

    Skillfully explained!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Haha thank you so much

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thanks Era πŸ’•

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      1. Era says:

        😊😊

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  3. Nicely explained shruti.

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  4. Harsh says:

    Loved the poem and how you explained this!

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you, Harsh! πŸ™‚

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  5. Beautifully crafted piece.

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you Raza! πŸ™‚

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  6. Silver Stone says:

    This is just amazing. Great job on explaining this! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you so much!

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      1. Silver Stone says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜„

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  7. jessepfrancis says:

    Lovely:-)

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you:)

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  8. Ramyani Bhattacharya says:

    Personal blogs are exactly that. For me, it’s an escape. You’ve created the precise picture with your poem. I love it, for it’s soo real! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Shruti says:

      Thank you, I can totally relate to that feeling, it’s a lovely escape!

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  9. Great Post! I have nominated you for the Liebster Award!!!! uniquelyfitblog,com

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    1. Shruti says:

      Wow thank you so much, this is so nice of you!

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      1. You are so welcme! It is well deserved!

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  10. I loved it when you said that personal blogs are all about articulating your personality and what makes you, YOU. I have used my blog to share my experiences and thats really helped me!!

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    1. Shruti says:

      I can totally relate to what you are saying

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  11. Dolly Vas says:

    Amazing post. I had read in my 11th class science book adrenaline flight and fight harmone from adrenalin gland. love to read. It is the age of storm and cyclone in harmones.πŸ€—

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