Why We Love The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love, by Fisher, Helen
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- ISBN: 9780805077964 | 0805077960
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/2/2005
"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, readWhy We Love." Edward O. Wilson InWhy We Love, renowned anthropologist Helen Fisher offers a new map of the phenomenon of lovefrom 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 Loveoffers radical new answers to age-old questions: what love is, who we loveand how to keep love alive.