Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love

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Publisher Description

A groundbreaking exploration of our most complex and mysterious emotion.

Elation, mood swings, sleeplessness, and obsession — these are the tell-tale signs of someone in the throes of romantic passion. In this revealing new audiobook, renowned anthropologist Helen Fisher explains why this experience — which cuts across time, geography, and gender — is a force as powerful as the need for food or sleep.

Why We Love begins by presenting the results of a scientific study in which Fisher scanned the brains of people who had just fallen madly in love. She proves, at last, what researchers had only suspected: When you fall in love, primordial areas of the brain "light up" with increased blood flow, creating romantic passion. Fisher uses this new research to tell you exactly what you experience when you fall in love, why you choose one person rather than another, and how romantic love affects your sex drive and your feelings of attachment to a partner. She argues that all animals feel romantic attraction, that love at first sight comes out of nature, and that human romance evolved for crucial reasons of survival. Lastly, she offers concrete suggestions on how to control this ancient passion, and she optimistically explores the future of romantic love in our chaotic modern world.

Provocative, enlightening, and persuasive, Why We Love offers radical new answers to the age-old question of what love is and thus provides invaluable new insights into keeping love alive.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
MH
Marie Hoffman
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
09:08
hr min
RELEASED
2018
December 4
PUBLISHER
Tantor Audio
SIZE
398
MB

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