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Naked Neuroscience - BNA sponsored episode

Wed, 20th Feb 2013

Addicted to Love?

Holding Hands (c) annstheclaf

What happens when you fall into, and out of, love? We get to the bottom of the cuddle hormone oxytocin and find out if the contraceptive pill is good for relationships. And we navigate our way around a fruit flies brain to find out how pheromones make them in the mating mood. Plus, we’ll explore if it’s scientifically possible, and even ethical, to bring on love in humans.

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  • 06:16 - Can You Enhance Love?

    Divorce rates are on the up. Does love need a helping hand? Should science interfere? We explore this issue with Professor Julian Savulescu.

  • 12:40 - Is Love a Drug?

    Is it possible successful long term relationships may be down to people simply being addicted to each other?

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I'm fascinated by my behavior! What is the chemistry behind Self- Love? Vaibhav Jain, Fri, 22nd Feb 2013

If only I had known that sweaty apples were a sign of love...perhaps a new scent for underarm deodorants?  Great show Hannah - interesting array of speakers and topics.  Seems that Robert Palmer had it nailed with 'Addicted to Love'. ianv, Sun, 24th Feb 2013

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