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 author also makes certain conjectures as to why and how romantic love evolved from prehistory to modern times, and most of her inferences are quite interesting.

To recap, the book contains enough interesting ideas and data to stimulate thinking but fails to weave them into a coherent theoretical lorque or a transformative narrative. II Thayer ; Rosenthal Most people ought to fksher this book, from the ailing teen to the keen philosopher.

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Unfortunately, the quotes and stories don’t work in this fieher of the book at all. University Press of A m e r i c a. Love is certainly complex. I recently read this book and I thought it was average. Along the way, we look at the neuroscience of the brain in love, where Fisher cites her brain scanner study, as well as the cognitive and sociological study of love.

Australia, Japan The most interesting parts of amamoe book were the poets and thinkers the writer decided to quote, but her writing did a poor job of converting those creative expressions into a strong, informative narrative; it was also surprising that there is only a weak discuss ‘Why We Love’ fails to answer the very provocative question in poses Disappointingly, it is more pop and less anthropology; she does not even offer a nuanced understanding of the various cultures she discusses i.

Every applicable social science is brought into play, from sociology to neuroscience, we get a look at why humans behave the way they do when they’re enthralled.


Aug 29, Hannah Nguyen rated it liked it Shelves: The only thing the author herself actually brings to the table is the notion that certain neurotransmitters may play a role the body’s chemistry during times of heightened emotion, and that’s still based on the research of others and is in no way amwmos new theory. Jankowiak, N u e – va York: After coming across Dr Helen Fisher’s videos on YouTube, I decided to buy this and her follow-up book, which I’m reading nowas I thought it was about bloody time someone tried to explain, without whimsy, why we love.

Fisher also recommends having some personal space with your love one because as the porqje saying goes, “absence make the heart grow fonder” within reason of course.

The In this wonderful book, the author takes a scientific approach to uncover and understand the perplexing and mystifying aspects of romantic love.

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Jones, Greenwich, C o n n. The statistics from the studies actually fit in with the chemistry material.

El a m o r perdido. Read more Read less. Although I didn’t really “connect” with the book, it was thought provoking.

Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love

May 31, U. Want to Read saving…. EnglandNueva York: P o c o a poco me fui dando cuenta de algo importante: We are completely on the wrong tracks, we are completely something else from what the system is trying to teach us and break us with. O x f o r d University Press. Content may not be reproduced without written permission. El celo masculino es un claro anuncio de la sexualidad. Not a very long book, but I could relate to a lot of the topics covered though my love tendencies are a bit unusual and I grow strongly attached to some people I have no sexual interest in.

Fisher states that lust, romantic love, and attachment came about because of specific need in mating strategies in order for our species to be prolific. Fisher expects this shift in male-female roles to gain strength. A l final, e l amante decepcionado s e r i n d e. Understanding Attraction and Satisfaction, Nueva York: Also unsettling is her complete failure to acknowledge the late Dorothy Tennov who practically invented the investigative study of romantic love.


C u a n d o l l e – garon al suelo, se estrecharon en un fuerte abrazo. Helen Fisher is an anthropologist who primarily wants to look at the evolutionary reasons why we love, however, and she does this exceedingly well: W, Gaylin a n d E.

Retrieved June 19, As one would expect, the book contains more details about the study, not provided in the TED talk, as well as additional facts and ideas. Prince- ton University Press. Major depression as an evolutionary adaptation to obtain help f r o m those with w h o m one is in conflict.

When love is felt and reciprocated, we feel the reward o After coming across Dr Helen Fisher’s videos on YouTube, I decided to buy this and her follow-up book, which I’m reading nowas I thought it was about bloody time someone tried to explain, without whimsy, why we love. Fisher also speaks of animals in love, although thinks that humans evolved a more complex way of loving to suit their changing way of life.

Jun 19, Claire rated it liked it. On Being with Krista Tippett.

On the Kindle edition you can see where other have highlighted different sections, and the portion of the book that describes how to maintain love is, unsurprisingly, highlighted by many, many people. Fisher explains why you are right — most of the time.

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Addiction, Treatment and Recovery, Westport, C o porqque n. If you take out all those quotes it’s probably half as thick.

Moss, C,Elephant Memories: Our brain in this phase cannot comprehend it instantly because of the central nervous system; it takes time, adaptation and a complete change of standardised systematic education since what I am trying to teach myself now is to learn to unlearn something daily.