The Chemistry Between Us

The Chemistry Between Us

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How much control do we have over love? Much less than we like to think. All that mystery, all that poetry, all those complex behaviors surAsrounding human bonding leading to the most life-changing decisions wea€™ll ever make, are unconsciously driven by a few molecules in our brains. How does love begin? How can two strangers come to the conclusion that it would not only be pleasant to share their lives, but that they must share them? How can a man say he loves his wife, yet still cheat on her? Why do others stay in relationships even after the roAsmance fades? How is it possible to fall in love with the a€œwronga€ person? How do people come to have a a€œtypea€? Physical attraction, jealousy, infidelity, mother-infant bondinga€”all the behaviors that so often leave us befuddleda€”are now being teased out of the fog of mystery thanks to todaya€™s social neuroscience. Larry Young, one of the worlda€™s leading experts in the field, and journalist Brian Alexander explain how those findings apply to you. Drawing on real human stories and research from labs around the world, The Chemistry Between Us is a bold attempt to create a a€œgrand unified theorya€ of love. Some of the mind-blowing insights include: Love can get such a grip on us because it is, literally, an addiction. To a woman falling in love, a man is like her baby. Why ita€™s false to say society makes gender, and how ita€™s possible to have the body of one gender and the brain of another. Why some people are more likely to cheat than others. Why we sometimes truly cana€™t resist temptation. Young and Alexander place their revelations into historical, political, and social contexts. In the proAscess, they touch on everything from gay marriage to why single-mother households might not be good for society. The Chemistry Between Us offers powerful inAssights into love, sex, gender, sexual orientation, and family life that will prove to be enlightening, controAsversial, and thought provoking.Justas drug users like drugs more if they anticipate using them, and engage in ceremony before takingthem, the teaseand delay before the ... Ifthecues are erotic, youcould wind upin flagrante delicto onthe hoodof a2003 Ford Focus. While thatanbsp;...

Title:The Chemistry Between Us
Author:Larry Young PhD, Brian Alexander
Publisher:Penguin - 2012-09-13


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