The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain: The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love

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Who do we love? Who loves us? And why? Is love really a mystery, or can neuroscience offer some answers to these age-old questions?

In her third enthralling book about the brain, Judith Horstman takes us on a lively tour of our most important sex and love organ and the whole smorgasbord of our many kinds of love-from the bonding of parent and child to the passion of erotic love, the affectionate love of companionship, the role of animals in our lives, and the love of God.

Drawing on the latest neuroscience, she explores why and how we are born to love-how we're hardwired to crave the companionship of others, and how very badly things can go without love. Among the findings: parental love makes our brain bigger, sex and orgasm make it healthier, social isolation makes it miserable-and although the craving for romantic love can be described as an addiction, friendship may actually be the most important loving relationship of your life.

Based on recent studies and articles culled from the prestigious Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines, The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex, and the Brain offers a fascinating look at how the brain controls our loving relationships, most intimate moments, and our deep and basic need for connection.

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Praise for The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain

"A superb exploration of that painful, intoxicating, and mysterious mess of emotions that we call love. Judith Horstman's lively prose tells all you ever wanted to know about love, and more."
Paul Ekman, professor emeritus, University of California, San Francisco; author, Emotions Revealed

"A wonderful book, filled with unexpected insights and practical tips. Judith Horstman's writing is fun and compelling. I highly recommend it."
Daniel G. Amen, MD, author, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body and The Brain in Love

"This wonderful and accessible book will definitely make you rethink what you thought you knew about love. It does an outstanding job making a tremendous amount of data about such an important topic easy and fun to understand."
Andrew Newberg, MD, coauthor, How God Changes Your Brain

"Isn't the heart the organ for love, while the brain is the organ for reason? This book wonderfully and engagingly summarizes how and why our brain plays the major role in us getting swept away by the magic of love and human connection."
Marco Iacoboni, professor of psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles; author, Mirroring People: The Science of Empathy and How We Connect with Others

About the Author:

Judith Horstman is the author of The Scientific American Day in the Life of Your Brain and The Scientific American Brave New Brain, copublished with Scientific American. She’s an award-winning science journalist whose work has been widely published and is the author of four other books. Visit her Web site at www.JudithHorstman.com

Scientific American is one of the most popular science magazines in the world.

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