Monday, October 19, 2009

EEG Speed Dating

Lust or Love?
The Science of Love

In Joyce Draganosky's The Science of Love, the battle between reason and emotion takes center stage. A professor, who believes she has found a way of determining scientifically whether someone is in love, clashes with her department chair, a woman who thinks love and attraction are far too complex to be mapped according to the certainties of science.
The director seems to have modeled her lead character after Helen Fisher, even down to the combination of evolutionary anthropology with brain imaging. Joy Hirsh at Columbia was a scientific consultant.

Further Reading (and viewing):

The Science of Love - Link to watch the entire short film (only if you live in the U.S.)

The EEG Mixer - Neurocritic classic

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At October 19, 2009 11:52 PM, Anonymous P. Jennings said...

Intially, love and attraction have as much to do with pheromones, or other similar chemistry, as they have to do with anything else. Maybe more.

However, oxytocin enters into the picture too, at least for any enduring relationship.

Even if it can possibly be measured in some 'scientific' -- (a word that's lost a great deal of meanin' lately) -- way, that doesn't meant that the measurement tells us much of anything.

Telling us that a bomb went off precisely at, say, Hollywood and Highland, doesn't tell us anything about the nature of the blast.

At October 20, 2009 12:50 AM, Blogger Nini said...

Since when is anything too complex for science?

At October 20, 2009 8:45 AM, Blogger jonathan said...

Off topic, but I have mild autism and I think you have a great blog! keep up the good work!


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