Love... it's the inspiration for googly-eyed hand-holding, drunk texting, drive-thru wedding chapels, and nights of endless brooding. Love is uncontrollable, elusive, essential, joyful and heart-wrenching. So what does science say about love? At the next Secret Science Club, we’re about to find out…
Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher has written (and re-written) the book on love. She asks: Does romantic love have evolutionary roots? Why do we split up and stray? Can love be detected in a brain scan? How often do hookups turn into relationships? What are the signs of love addiction? Is Tinder a source of love at first sight—or cognitive overload?
Helen Fisher is a senior research fellow at the Kinsey Institute and a member of the Center for Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University. She studies the evolution, brain systems, and cross-cultural patterns of romantic love, mate choice, marriage, “cheating,” and divorce. She is the author of five books: Why Him? Why Her?, Why We Love, The First Sex, The Sex Contract, and Anatomy of Love, and has been a featured scientist on the TED Radio Hour, NPR’s On Being, the Colbert Report, and Anderson Cooper 360. Dr. Fisher is the chief scientific advisor to Match.com, supervising the design and interpretation of the annual Singles in America national survey.
Before & After
--Snag a signed copy of Helen Fisher’s all-new updated classic, Anatomy of Love
--Try our captivating cocktail of the night, the Mia Amore
--Stick around for the passion-filled Q&A
This love-soaked edition of the Secret Science Club meets Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 8 pm @ the Bell House, 149 7th St. (between 2nd and 3rd avenues) in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Subway: F or G to 4th Ave; R to 9th St.
Doors open at 7:30 pm. Please bring ID: 21+. No cover. Just bring your smart self!