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Your Brain on Sex: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex, and Relationships

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  4 reviews
A “fascinating” (Kirkus Reviews), lively, and hilarious examination of the big questions about love and sex from the perspective of the latest brain science. Philosophers, theologians, artists, and boy bands have waxed poetic about the nature of love for centuries. But what does the brain have to say about the way we carry our hearts? In the wake of a divorce, science writ ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 26th 2013 by Free Press (first published March 1st 2013)
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Tisha Havens
Sukel takes us along on her Quest for a scientific understanding of this confusing thing we humans call love.

The scientist-reader will not be disappointed by the in-depth research and discussions of various genes, chemicals, and specific parts of the brain, not to mention the cautious approach to conclusions, based on core scientific research principles.

The more casual armchair scientist, whose eyes may skip over the occasional technical paragraph, will still find delight in the author's humor
Henry Manampiring
I would like to give 3.5 star, but since no such option, I am giving it 4.

What I like about the book: it is very eye opening with the most recent findings from studies and experiments. You will be amazed by how much biology is behind such abstract concepts like love, fidelity, cheating. Another plus point is the author is truly behaving scientifically ethically, by being cautious in drawing conclusion, and honest that all the research still needs further studies. A true scientific approach.

I received a copy of this book through the first reads giveaway program.

This book does a nice job of breaking down the neuroscience behind sex and relationships so that the average person can understand it, To be honest I was expecting something less scientific but it provides a very nice overview of all of the biological aspects behind sex, love and monogamy.
Vikas Datta
A little too technical but quite illuminating nevertheless
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A passionate traveler and science writer, Kayt Sukel has no problem tackling interesting (and often taboo) subjects spanning love, sex, neuroscience, travel, technology, and politics. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, the New Scientist, USA Today, Pacific Standard, the Washington Post, ISLANDS, Parenting, the Bark, American Baby, National Geographic Traveler, and the AARP Bulletin. Sh ...more
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