DR ANNA MACHIN - Understanding the Fundamentals of Why We Love.


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On todays episode I am delighted to be joined by Evolutionary Anthropologist, writer and broadcaster Dr Anna Machin to talk about her most recent book entitled Why we love? The New Science Behind Our Closest Relationships

When the subject of love comes up in discussion it’s always a hotly debated subject which draws strong opinions from most people around what love is, what love isn’t, why love changes, and the different types of love.

We delve into:

  • Why love is underpinned by the biological need to survive and how biological bribery releases powerful neurological chemicals to ensure our survival.
  • The characteristics and drivers that draw men towards women, in particular their hip to waist ratio.
  • The role of oxytocin, dopamine and beta endorphin in how we bond together as one another and survive.
  • How attachment theory works and why our chose families have such an impact on our lives.

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