Sponsored by CLAS, Psychology, Biological Foundations of Behavior, and the Panhellenic Council
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Philosophers, theologians, artists, and boy bands have waxed poetic about the nature of love for centuries. But what does the brain have to say about the way we carry our hearts? In the wake of a divorce, science writer and single mother Kayt Sukel made herself a guinea pig in the labs of some unusual love experts to get some answers. As science and technology advance to allow us a more focused examination of the intricate dance between the brain and our environments, both are shedding light on humanity’s oldest question: what is love and why does it torture and delight us so? Sukel will discuss what she learned while researching and writing the book—and offer some neuroscientific insight into why love can transform even the most stoic of us into total crackheads.
This event is open to the public.