Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher will discuss three brain systems that evolved for mating and reproduction: the sex drive; feelings of intense romantic love; and feelings of deep attachment.
She then focuses on her f MRI brain scanning research on romantic rejection and love addiction. singles theoretical and empirical understandings of romantic and sexual life.
Using data from large-scale questionnaire and f MRI studies, she will discuss four broad basic styles of thinking and behaving associated with four primary brain systems — dopamine, serotonin, testosterone, and estrogen systems — to propose an additional aspect of human mate-choice. He then presents some findings from his work on sexual hookup culture and its relationship to singlehood. in Social Psychologist at Texas A&M University in 2001.
Fisher concludes with discussion of the brain circuits associated with long-term partnership happiness and her optimism about the future of relationships in the digital age, due to a current trend she calls “slow love.” Justin Garcia will discuss the rise of singlehood in America, and how widespread use of technology is changing what we thought we knew about human courtship. He concludes that singles are transforming the way we conceptualize intimacy. He was an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University before joining the faculty at the University of Western Ontario in 2002, where he is currently a professor of psychology.
Elders is a strong advocate for children’s health, quality patient care and health safety. Elders is married to Oliver Elders and they have two sons, Eric and Kevin.
We could not escape it even if we wanted: We are sexual beings from birth to death.
After graduation in 1960, she intern at the University of Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis and did a pediatric residency and an endedocrinology fellowship at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock.
He has published on a variety of topics related to romantic and sexual relationships, and is co-author (with Peter Gray) of Evolution and Human Sexual Behavior and co-editor of Evolution’s Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women.
Since 2010 he has been Scientific Advisor to the online dating company
She has written six internationally best-selling books on romantic love and future sex, including: WHY WE LOVE; WHY HIM? She presents her data on love and personality at conferences around the world and is a TED All-Star with over 11 million views of her TED talks.
She is a recipient of the American Anthropological Association’s Distinguished Service Award for her work at presenting anthropological data to the general public.