The amygdala is our so-called “lizard brain” where we feel our most reactive, freaked out, base emotions. Lucky for us humans we also have the cingulate gurus, which talks your lizard brain freakouts over to the frontal lobe for reasoning. Thanks, cingulate gyrus!

Learn all this and more from our fun, fascinating and fact-packed hangtag books, included with every plush organ!

Yep, love really *is* complicated. Hormones, neurotransmitters, sensory neurons, oh my!

With love, from all your internal organs. They are all hanging out on the I Heart Guts Tumblr!
Eating chocolate and falling in love feel the same to your brain -- both release phenylethylamine, which acts as a dopamine-dosing neurotransmitter. Bring on the warm fuzzies with some hot cocoa!