Are We Alone - It's the Science, Cupid!
Love makes us feel warm and mushy, but the sweet sting of Cupid’s arrow makes a compelling chemistry lesson, too. Research into animal mating and human courtship provides clues to an eternal mystery: what’s the purpose of love?
Learn lessons from the family values of field mice, and affectionate same-sex penguin pairs. Plus: Darwin’s take on speed dating, and the science of smooching.
- Helen Fisher – Anthropologist, Rutgers University
- Sarah Woodley – Biologist, Duquesne University
- Skyler Place – Doctoral Student, Indiana University’s Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences
- Larry Young – Neurobiologist, Emory University
- Marlene Zuk – Biologist, University of California, Riverside
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