Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love
"If you want flashes and particular experiences of romantic love, read novels. If you want to understand this central quality of human nature to its roots, read Why We Love." —Edward O. Wilson In Why We Love, renowned anthropologist Helen Fisher offers a new map of the phenomenon of love—from its... show more
"If you want flashes and particular experiences of romantic love, read novels. If you want to understand this central quality of human nature to its roots, read Why We Love." —Edward O. Wilson In Why We Love, renowned anthropologist Helen 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. Provocative, enlightening, engaging, and persuasive, Why We Love offers radical new answers to age-old questions: what love is, who we love—and how to keep love alive.
Publish date: January 2nd 2005
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
This book is really great filled with useful information. I really enjoyed reading it, even though it had a lot of biological concepts it also was very well written and about a topic I believe is one of humanities greatest concerns: Love. Those of you who enjoy neurobiology and chemistry will probab...
Really interesting insights into brain chemistry and some of the addictive qualities of love. It has been a big source of research material for me as I write my memoir and try to understand my own relationships.
The research is interesting. But it is based on limited test subjects. And the way she explain stalking, battering and murder root from rejected love is chilling. And the advise is kind of useful. Love is an addition. And once it is over, you have to get rid of the habit.