Med’s Heidi Moawad weighs in on medical aspects of love like thumping hearts, sweating palms, and racing minds

What happens in your brain when you fall in love?
Verywell HealthHeidi Moawad, a professor at the School of Medicine, weighed in on the medical aspects of love—including what it is about this powerful emotion that makes our hearts thump, minds race, and palms sweat. “Love is a powerful feeling, and it is often a little different depending on what a person is giving to or receiving from the person who they love,” she said.