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Author Horstman, Judith.
Title The Scientific American book of love, sex, and the brain [electronic resource] : the neuroscience of how, when, why, and who we love / Judith Horstman.
Publication Info. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, c2012.
Edition 1st ed.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-ebrary    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description xiv, 242 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "A fascinating look at how the brain controls our relationships and romances. Neuroscientists, psychologists, and most men and women readers today have learned that the brain is Grand Central Station for our most erotic associations, memories, and secret desires. The latest research shows that the popular myth is true: Sexual orientation and identity is hard-wired, the result of our neurological predisposition, not a choice or result of socialization. We instinctively crave connection and relationship as an essential part of our well-being, self-esteem, and pleasure. The process of achieving and recovering from orgasm ignites the same pleasure centers in the brain as exercise, music, religion, food, alcohol, and drugs. Sexual desire can be triggered by a thought, a smell, a touch, or the sight of an object of desire. These sensorium are located at different parts of the brain, and can be activated indefinitely into our senior years. Filled with little known and fascinating information about the brain. The third Scientific American book in the series about the brain. The core science and latest research is drawn from the prestigious Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2012. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Subject Love.
Sex (Psychology)
Sex (Biology)
Neurosciences.
Added Author Scientific American, inc.
ebrary, Inc.
Added Title Book of love, sex, and the brain
ISBN 9780470647783
9781118109519 (e-book)
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