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The chemistry between us : love, sex, and the science of attraction / Larry Young and Brian Alexander.


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Young, Larry, Ph. D.
Publication date:
New York : Current, 2012.
  • Book
  • 310 p. ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-299) and index.
  • Building a sexual brain
  • The chemistry of desire
  • The power of appetite
  • The mommy circuit
  • Be my baby
  • Be my territory
  • Addicted to love
  • The infidelity paradox
  • Rewriting the story of love?
"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 surrounding human bonding leading to the most life-changing decisions we'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 romance fades? How is it possible to fall in love with the "wrong" person? How do people come to have a "type"? 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. Drawing on real human stories and research from labs around the world, The Chemistry Between Us is a bold attempt to create a "grand unified theory" of love." -- jacket flap.
Alexander, Brian, 1977-

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