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  • Published: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781591846611
  • Imprint: Current
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $27.99

The Chemistry Between Us: Love, Sex, and the Science of Attraction



The Chemistry Between Us offers powerful and thought-provoking insights into love, sex, gender, sexual orientation, and family life.

How much control do we have over love?  Much less than we like to think.  All that mystery, all that poetry, and all those complex feelings and life-changing decisions are driven by a few molecules in our brains.
Physical attraction, jealousy, infidelity, mother-infant bonding—all the behaviors that so often leave us befuddled—are now being teased out of the fog of mystery thanks to today's social neuroscience.  Larry Young, one of the world's leading experts in the field, and journalist Brian Alexander explain how those findings apply to you.  Some of their mind-blowing insights include:
Why, to a woman falling in love, a man is literally like her baby. Why some people are more likely than others to cheat. Why we sometimes truly can't resist temptation. Why it's possible to fall in love with the 'wrong' person. The Chemistry Between Us offers powerful and thought-provoking insights into love, sex, gender, sexual orientation, and family life.
'One wild and entertaining ride.' Kayt Sukel, New Scientist
'This book is a super-enjoyable class in love, sex, and all its dark mysteries. A fascinating and stimulating read!' Gail Saltz, MD; NBC Today show contributor; clinical associate professor of psychiatry, New York-presbyterian Hospital
'This lively book by a great neuroscientist and a savvy writer is the first popular account to tie together what we have learned about the chemistry of sex, love, and family bonds.' Frans De Waal,  C.H. Candler Professor of Psychology at Emory University; author of The Age of Empathy

  • Published: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781591846611
  • Imprint: Current
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $27.99

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