Hear neuroscientist Lucy L. Brown, PhD, and behavioral anthropologist Helen E. Fisher, PhD, her collaborator since 1996, discuss some of their favorite research—their use of fMRI to see what blood flow patterns in the brain can teach us about the neural circuitry involved in these fundamental aspects of human relationships.
Brains in lust and brains in love don’t look much alike. And long-term commitment adds a new element altogether. Brown’s and Fisher’s provocative observations, insights, and musings—including their documented dopamine connection—have earned attention in both the scientific and popular press.
Dr. Brown, Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, runs the Functional Neuroanatomy and Basal Ganglia Research Lab there. Dr. Fisher, Visiting Research Professor and member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University, studies mammalian strategies for mating and reproduction, and their evolution. Their studies have been published in the Journal of Neurophysiology; Journal of Comparative Neurology; Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series B, Biological Sciences; Neuro Endocrinology Letters; and Archives of Sexual Behavior. Dr. Fisher has published a series of books including Anatomy of Love: The Natural History of Monogamy, Adultery and Divorce (1992), Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love (2004), and Why Him, Why Her (2009).
When: Tuesday, September 15, 6:30–8:30 pm
Come at 6:30 for networking and nibbles
Program begins at 7
Where: 4 West 43rd Street, in the Ballroom on the ground floor (volunteers will be on hand to direct you)
RSVP: click on the following link for RSVP
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*This presentation, rescheduled from June 2 due to a broken ankle, has been moved to a larger space to accommodate the highly enthusiastic response.