How Love Changes Our Brain Chemistry

Kayt Sukel, author of Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex, and Relationships joined us today to discuss the findings in her new book.

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 find out.

What in your brain makes you love someone—or simply lust after them? (And is there really a difference?) Why do good girls like bad boys?  How thin is that line between love and hate? Do mothers have a stronger bond with their children than their fathers do? How do our childhood experiences affect our emotional control? Should you be taking an oxytocin supplement to improve your luck in love? Who is most at risk for love addiction?

Kayt has a book reading and signing at Powell's Hawthorne located at 3723 SE Hawthorne at 7:30 tonight.

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