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Helen Fisher



Helen Fisher is an American biological anthropologist. She has done extensive research on romantic relationships and on how our brain’s chemistry effects love and sex. She also created the personality-based system for Match.com.

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The Brain in Love - Helen Fisher

To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love-and people who had just been dumped.

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Anatomy of Love: A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray

First published in 1992, Helen Fisher’s “fascinating” (New York Times) Anatomy of Love quickly became a classic.

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Why we love, why we cheat - Helen Fisher

Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic -- love - and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse.

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Why Him? Why Her?: How to Find and Keep Lasting Love

Why do you fall in love with one person rather than another? In this book, Helen Fisher unlocks the hidden code of desire and attachment.

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Casual Sex May Be Improving America’s Marriages

One-night stands and friends with benefits are just what your brain ordered.

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Helen Fisher: What we want

Biological anthropologist Helen Fisher walks us through the biology of love. From the importance of one-night stands to the solidity of marriage, Fisher shreds the common wisdom of what love is and isn't in the 21st century.

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Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love

In Why We Love, 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.

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The Science Behind Jealousy and How to Overcome It

Jealousy is not always rational and it doesn’t discriminate, so what causes this exceptionally strong emotion?

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The Nature of Love

Learn about the evolution and future of human sex, love, marriage, gender differences in the brain and how your personality type shapes who you are and who you love.

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The First Sex: The Natural Talents of Women and How They are Changing the World

Looking back to prehistoric times, Helen Fisher shows how the special structure of the female brain enables women to do "web thinking" or "synthesis thinking," as compared to men's more linear or "step" thinking.

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