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The Drive to Love, Who We Choose, and Courtship in the Digital Age

Join us for a conversation with Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and renowned author, as she helps to elucidate the human phenomenon of love. Delving into the concept of monogamy, true love, lasting relationships, and the role of technology in romance, Fisher will draw upon data collected from 45,000 single Americans and her fMRI brain scan studies to explain why she remains optimistic about relationships in our Digital Age – and especially in the hyper-digitized era of COVID-19, as social distancing and Zoom have upended any sense of relational normalcy.

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Helen Fisher, PhD biological anthropologist, is Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute and Chief Science Advisor to She uses brain scanning (fMRI) to study the neural systems associated with the sex drive, romantic love, attachment, rejection, love addiction and long-term partnership happiness. She has written six books on lust, romance and attachment now sold in 25 countries–among them: “Why We Love,” “Why Him? Why Her?” and “Anatomy of Love” (2ND ed).  Fisher is currently studying the biological basis of personality and partner compatibility—using her questionnaire, the Fisher Temperament Inventory, now taken by 14 million people in 40 countries.  She also studies courtship trends in the digital age, using a representative sample of 45,000 single Americans.  Fisher appears regularly on national and international TV, radio, print and podcasts. She is a TED All-Star with over 12 million views of her TED talks and was chosen in 2015 by Business Insider as one of “The Fifteen Most Amazing Women in Science.”


Event information
Tue May 19, 2020
1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Digital Discussion