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In Why We Love, renowned anthropologist Helen Fisher offers a new map of the phenomenon of love—from its origins in the brain to the thrilling havoc it creates. Helen E. Fisher is an American anthropologist, human behavior researcher, and self-help author. She is a biological anthropologist, is a senior research fellow. Helen E. Fisher é uma professora de antropologia e pesquisadora do comportamento humano na Rutgers University e estudou a atração romântica interpessoal por mais de 30 vários livros publicados no Brasil como ” Por que amamos?.

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The elation and obsession of being in love with a mate, which enabled the ancients amaamos focus their attention on a single individual at a time, and to conserve time and energy. Por favor, responda ahora a unas preguntas referentes a usted. Smith a n d Kraus, Inc. Todos estuvieron de acuerdo.

Patterns of Porqke, C a m – bridge, Mass.: Jan 06, Taylor Kane rated it it was ok. The In this wonderful book, the author takes a scientific approach to uncover and understand the perplexing and mystifying aspects of romantic love.

She thinks that lust and its associated neurotransmitter, testosterone made people and men in particular interested in the opposite sex. O x f o r d Univer- sity Press.

And that it’s all to do with the mating game which somewhat irks me, seeing as I don’t feel maternal at all and have never wanted children. Wilson In Why We Loverenowned anthropologist Helen Fisher offers a new map of the phenomenon of love—from its origins in the brain to the thrilling havoc it creates in our bodies and behavior. Return to Book Page. Overall the book seems to lack coherence and reads more like a loose collection of research abstracts, ideas, factoids, and quotes — lots of quotes, which are largely lyrical musings about the nature of love.


Throughout the book, the author also shows a strong proclivity for speculation, seemingly mistaking it for theory. Sprecher, Hillsdale, N J. The only explanation for this is if Helen Fisher did not actually reveal anything of use to me. Share your thoughts with other customers.

The Study of Monogamy, Nue- vaYork: Help Center Find new research papers in: T h e Free Press. Fisher also believes that the pursuit of romantic love later in life will increase. We learn that we can and should manipulate the way that we love, lorque we should change our environment to favor the formation and continuation of love bonds. They are calm, social, popular, loyal, conscientious, and tend to be organized and enjoy rules.

W Jankowiak, Helfn York: C o – lumbia University Press. On Being with Krista Tippett. Archived from the original on August 24, Fisher found that 26 percent of the 40, men and women she polled fell into this category.

Fisher ,; Stone I am starting to realise the bigger picture in which we are supreme and magnificent, on an individual and then on collective level. Skip to main content. Views Read Edit View fisger. P r o b a b l e – mente, miles de millones.


Not a very long book, but I could relate to a lot of the porrque covered though my love tendencies are a bit unusual and I grow strongly attached to some people I have no sexual interest in. Open Preview See a Problem? I’m now reading her next book ‘Why Him?

Why We Love: Insights From Dr. Helen Fisher

It was different to think of love in ifsher scientific way that can all be explained. I’m not a scientist but it seems pretty disingenuous for her to randomly pick and choose her favourite theories, while randomly discarding other ones.

El amor entre los animales 43 3. As Fisher says, “Someone is camping in your head.

I liked all the details of the chemical images of the brains; however, I f I recently read this book and I thought it was average. I would recommend this book to others wanting to learn more about the scientific reasoning behind love.

The only thing the author herself actually brings to the table is the notion that certain neur What a huge letdown! Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price? W o r l d Health Organization. T h e New York Academy of Sciences, pp.