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Helen Fisher:
The brain in love

TED2008 · 15:56 · Filmed Feb 2008
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love
15:56 · Filmed February 2008 at TED2008 · Subtitles available in 31 languages

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love — and people who had just been dumped.

Anthropologist; expert on love
Anthropologist Helen Fisher studies gender differences and the evolution of human emotions. She's best known as an expert on romantic love, and her beautifully penned books — including Anatomy of Love and Why We Love — lay bare the mysteries of our most treasured emotion. Full bio
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