What is Love – scientifically? | Dr. Liat Yakir | TEDxEilat
Millions of songs, tales, books, films were written about it. It’s created and vanished every second, throwing women and men into an emotional swirl – ‘Love’.
But what love exactly is – Scientifically? How is it created in our brains? Why it occupies our minds so much? How do we choose the one, and the next one…? What our genes tells us about parity? Is it built to last?
During our talk we will answer these questions by reviewing cutting edge scientific research on love and parity. Armed with the fascinating scientific insights we will try to predict how human love and parity patterns will change in the future – changes that are already taking place right now.
Liat holds a Ph.D. from the Molecular Genetics Department at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot. Her research interests include topics in biochemistry, genetics and evolution. Today she is passionate about science communication and science education for the benefit of society. In addition, she studies the evolutionary roots of human behaviors, in its female and male colors.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx