Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences
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Number of Credits
Bachelor of Arts
Date of Expected Graduation
What happens to us when we fall in love? Aside from the symptoms that are normally portrayed in rom-coms and cheesy TV shows, there is so much that happens inside that we are not aware of. For my research project, I want to delve into the scientific and chemical reactions that occur inside the brain and respective systems throughout different phases of love: from the honeymoon phrase to "dying of a broken heart". This paper will provide explanations for why we feel or act the way we do, and allow some light to be shed on a subject that some know all too well, and some not at all. To accompany this research paper is a dance work that will have a similar structure. Within multiple sections, dancers will convey the ideas and results presented in my research, and embody the ups and downs of love as a whole. Contrary to popular belief, there is a connection between the head and the heart, and I want to share that information with both romantics and cynics alike.
Honors Faculty Advisor
Neiswander, Sarah, "A Duet between the Head and the Heart: the Effect of Love on the Brain" (2021). Williams Honors College, Honors Research Projects. 1399.