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Why Does Valentine's Day Exist?

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2014 | 10:11 AM

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Valentine's Day fast is approaching. It's time for romance. This year it's on a Friday. We can all have a long romantic evening.

Why do you love somebody? Why do you feel romantic? Well that's a big question that Helen Fisher and...

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A Stroke of Insight For All of Us

(1) Comments | Posted January 6, 2013 | 3:00 PM

Watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.

"My Stroke of Insight" is a brilliant title. The first thing we "hear" is the positive word 'insight.' Then we realize a stroke, a bad thing, gave someone a wonderful experience: insight. Also, we see the cleverness and dramatic...

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Valentine's Day: Your Brain on Love

(14) Comments | Posted February 14, 2012 | 8:00 AM

I am a neuroscientist, doing research and living in The Bronx. I study the brain systems of love and relationships, which are curiously related to brain systems of hunger and thirst. Valentine's Day is special for me.

I live in a small town area in the Bronx called City...

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