Infactuation : The Science of why we Love, Lust and Loathe

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Do we really have a soul mate? Why do we kiss? Does size really matter? Can you actually die from a broken heart?

Can Heartbreak Physically Hurt? looks to answer the questions that philosophers, poets and scientists have tried to demystify over the course of humankind's history.

The internationally-acclaimed science author and public speaker, Dr Emily Grossman, uses a wide range of mathematical and scientific disciplines to answer the perennial questions we all ask ourselves about love in the modern world, from understanding our own sexuality and laws of attraction, to uncovering the relationship between addiction, sex, love and heartache. Through examining the core scientific discoveries of why we act and feel the way we do, why we're attracted to certain people, and who we are trying to get over and move on from, this book is a guide to decoding the one emotion that makes us entirely and uniquely human - love.

Can Heartbreak Physically Hurt? combines physiology, neuroscience and affective science to explain truly modern love.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 129 x 204mm
  • Cassell Illustrated
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1788400615
  • 9781788400619

About Dr Dr. Emily Grossman

Dr Emily Grossman is an internationally acclaimed science author, public speaker and TV personality. She is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a Double First in Natural Sciences from Queens' College Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research. Emily has also trained and worked as an actress and singer, and as a maths and science teacher. She now combines her skills as a science broadcaster, writer, educator and trainer.

Emily was recently named as the second Honorary STEM Ambassador, alongside astronaut Tim Peake, for her pioneering work in STEM education and as a role model to young people.
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