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Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love

3 Ratings: 3.3
A book by Helen Fisher

Anthropologist Fisher argues that much of our romantic behavior is hard-wired in this provocative examination of love. Her case is bolstered by behavioral research into the effects of two crucial chemicals, norepinephrine and dopamine, and by surveys … see full wiki

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Author: Helen Fisher
Genre: Health, Mind & Body
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
2 reviews about Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of...
review by . July 03, 2010
What a remarkably engaging book about a nearly universal experience. Helen Fisher has become one of the leading experts on the scientific study of human love. The book offers anthropological explanations backed with scientific research for the feelings we experience during different stages of love.      The book is also sprinkled with some of the best quotations which express love. These quotes are taken from literature and music from around the world. The book covers love at …
review by . October 26, 2009
Playing devil's advocate teaching "Othello," I argued to my class about Iago's sensible, rational view of lust as nature's trapping us into coition, genetic reproduction, and then our own obsolescence. I wondered if any scientists backed him or me up. So, I read this popular survey by a leading anthropologist of romance.    Fisher sprinkles literary allusion and ethnographic musings throughout a brisk, accessible, if summarily brief text. Iago gets a nod, as he should, for Shakespeare's …
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