This Is Your Brain On Love | Bianca P. Acevedo, Ph.D.

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What is love? This is a timeless question many philosophers have tried to answer. We may not all agree on the definition of love but we now know what it looks like in the brain! And guess what- it's dazzling!!! New brain science has shown us the benefits of love and answered the age old question- is it better to have loved and lost than never loved at all? Are you on the edge of your seat???? Wanna know the answer? Of course you do! Take a listen to the this amazing interview we do with neuroscientist Bianca Acevedo!
Bianca P. Acevedo, Ph.D., (B.A. New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Stony Brook University) is a Researcher at the Dept of Psychology and the Neuroscience Research Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a social neuroscientist specializing in human attachment processes including romantic love, sexuality, and empathy; sensory processing sensitivity; and yoga/meditation. She conducted the first neuroimaging studies of long-term romantic love. This resulted in her being awarded the 2012 International Women in Science Award. She has published several widely-recognized articles on the Science of Love and being a Highly Sensitive Person, which have appeared in media outlets around the globe. She is currently Editor of the Elsevier book, “The Highly Sensitive Brain” and serving as editor for a Frontiers Journal special edition on, “The Science of Pair-bonding”.
Also, this episode is really special because it is our 100th episode. Jeff and I have grown and learned so much from all of our amazing guests. We want to take a moment to share our appreciation for our listeners and all of the experts who have given their time to further our mission of liberating women sexually and men emotionally so we can all have more sex and less fighting! You are all wonderful and we want to thank you for your support!

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