Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-04 08:27:25



Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


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.

Research Sponsor

Christine Howe

First Reader

Jennifer Lehaney

Second Reader

Rachael Palermo

Honors Faculty Advisor

Marc Reed

Included in

Fine Arts Commons



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