Who do we love? Who loves us? And why? Why does some love die while other love lasts? Is it really a mystery-or can the latest neuroscience shed some light on how, why, and whom our brains love? In this fascinating and accessible book, Horstman takes us on a tour of the brain and our many kinds of love-the whole smorgasbord of emotions, including the love of parent and child, the affectionate love of companionship, the passion of erotic love, the role of animals in our lives, and the love of God.
She explains why love is good for our brains, how we're hardwired to crave the companionship of others—-and how badly things can go without love.
- Shows how parenthood actually makes bigger brains, in both moms and dads
- Explains how genes contribute to your love life-from sexual orientation to how easily you reach orgasm to how promiscuous you are
- Reveals why friendship may be the most important loving relationship in your life
Based on scientific evidence and filled with the latest research drawn from the prestigious Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines.
Keywords: Neuroscience, scientific research on the brain, the brain and relationships, the brain and sex, sexual orientation is hard wired, identity is hard-wired, orgasm and pleasure centers, activating sexual desire, pleasure center in the brain, erections and the brain, the brain and memories, the brain and emotions