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The Brain

Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series: Love, Lust, Commitment, and the Brain

Why do we love who we love? Is monogamy natural? What does it mean to have “chemistry” with someone? Based on data collected from thousands of Americans and groundbreaking brain research on lust, romantic love, and attachment, biological anthropologist and author Dr. Helen Fisher will talk to Aspen Daily News reporter Alycin Bektesh about the neuroscience of happiness in long-term relationships, how our biology and personality guides who we love, trends in modern courtship, why she’s optimistic about relationships in the digital age, and how to use brain chemistry to keep love alive.

Fee: $25. Tickets on sale Tuesday, July 2 at, or in person at the Wheeler Opera House box office.

Society of Fellows may reserve complimentary tickets to this event by emailing or calling 970.544.7980.

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Event information
Tue Jul 16, 2019
5:30pm - 6:30pm MDT
Paepcke Auditorium
1000 N. Third St.
Aspen, CO