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The Human Animal

Notes from Prof. Robert Sapolsky’s talk at the Being Human 2013 seminar last week in San Francisco. Humans: – Are just like any animal, in certain ways – Have the same basic design, but novel use, in other ways – Have certain features that have no animal precedent Like Any Animal “the Wellesley effect” Socially … Continue reading

The Hormonal Predicates of Romantic Love

From the research of Doctor Helen Fisher As presented at the Being Human 2013 conference There are three fundamental hormones that drive human love, sex and affection: Sex Drive – testosterone Romantic Attraction – dopamine, norepinephrine (seratonin) Attachment – oxytocin, vasopressin These three endocrine systems are interrelated: triggering one (e.g. dopamine) can trigger another (testosterone). … Continue reading