By: Beau Daniels
What attracts you to a person? According to a new story in Time its understating a persons emotions, “Being able to comprehend another person’s intentions and emotions is essential for successful social interaction. To accomplish a common goal, partners must understand and continuously update information about their partner’s current intentions and motivation, anticipate the other’s behavior, and adapt their own behavior accordingly.”
The report goes on to say it’s depends on a particular part of the brain and what in processes, “What I believe makes our findings really exciting is the fact that understanding and personal attraction seem to depend on both the sender’s brain and the perceiver’s brain, and on how well they match. If the emotional signals sent by a sender—for example a facial expression of fear or sadness—can efficiently be processed by the perceiver’s brain, then their reward system will fire and they will feel attracted to the sender.”
So pretend to understand a persons emotional stress and they might be attracted to you, but also remember it’s important to know the persons intentions. More here.