New Meetup: "This is Your Brain on Love", lecture @ Museum of Science

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Friday, January 2, 2009 2:44 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: "This is Your Brain on Love", lecture @ Museum of Science

When: February 4,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: From the Museum of Science website:
http://www.mos.org/events_activities/lectures&d=3027

"Lecture with Helen Fisher, PhD, chief scientific adviser to Chemistry.com; research professor, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University; author, Why Him? Why Her? Finding Real Love by Understanding Your Personality Type

"Love is no longer blind, thanks to pioneering scientific research. Following her unique study of 40,000 men and women, Helen Fisher, one of the world's leading experts on romantic love, has identified four broad personality types, each governed by different chemical systems in the brain. Fisher explains each type, shows you how to identify your own type, and helps you use nature's chemistry to find and keep your life partner. Book signing to follow.

"Tickets: Seating is limited. Seating passes are available to the general public in the Museum lobby beginning at 5:45 p.m. on the evening of the program. First come, first served".

Where to Meet:
T.J. Maher will be attempting to pick up 15 tickets at 5:45 pm for the 7:00 pm lecture, more if there is high demand and if they will let him. He'll be in the lobby by 6:15 pm. T.J. is 5 foot 7, with short brown hair, blue eyes, sporting a "Hello My Name is T.J." nametag, and will have a red MEETUP sign attached to his black messenger bag. We should probably head in to grab seats by 6:40 pm.

More on Helen Fisher - Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Fisher_(anthropologist)

It is interesting to note that according to this Wikipedia article "by many accounts, Fisher is considered the world?s leading expert on the topic of love". It is more interesting that the, er, source, is a site called "The Doctor of Love". I would have thought it would have referenced Time or Rutgers or ...

Well, anyway...

Wikipedia links a video of her giving a talk at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/helen_fisher_tells_us_why_we_love_cheat.html ... but also lists her faculty page at Rutgers http://anthro.rutgers.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=177&Itemid=136 which links one of her books, "Why We Love".

"WHY WE LOVE: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love was published by Henry Holt in February, 2004. It discusses Fisher's research project with colleagues at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and SUNY Stony Brook in which she used fMRI brain scanning to investigate the brain circuitry of romantic love, a primary mating drive. It also discusses her research on animal attraction, the other primary mating drives (lust and attachment), who we choose to love, love and hate, controlling love and the impact of romantic love on 21st century social life."

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/calendar/9424575/

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