Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love

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Couple Relaxing In Bed Helen E. Fisher, PhD biological anthropologist, and Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, has written a new book entitled, Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love. 

In the book,  Fisher offers a new map of the phenomenon of love—from its origins in the brain to the thrilling havoc it creates in our bodies and behavior. Working with a team of scientists to scan the brains of people who had just fallen madly in love, Fisher proved what psychologists had until recently only suspected: when you fall in love, specific areas of the brain “light up” with increased blood flow. This sweeping new book uses this data to argue that romantic passion is hardwired into our brains by millions of years of evolution. It is not an emotion; it is a drive as powerful as hunger.

She discusses the idea of love and the brain in her TED talk:

Helen also brings up the idea of personality and what attracts certain ones to others. She suggested you take the personality quiz here

And what do you do if you are already in a wonderful relationship? How well do you know your partner? Take the Anatomy of Love Quiz Here

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