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“This lively book by a great neuroscientist and a savvy writer is the first popular account to tie together what we have learned about the chemistry of sex, love, and family bonds. Progress in this field has been nothing short of breathtaking, and Larry Young is recognized as its leading pioneer. The way our brains react when boy meets girl determines the stability of marriage and the future of the human family.”
—FRANS DE WAAL, C.H. Candler Professor of Psychology at Emory University and author of The Age of Empathy
“…One wild and entertaining ride. The prose in The Chemistry Between Us is lively and fun – and provides a fresh and unapologetically pointed analysis on what understanding the neurobiological correlates of love may mean for both our relationships and our culture.”
—Kayt Sukel, New Scientist
“If you’ve ever been curious—and let’s face it, we all have—about the intricate dance of biology and behavior that both brings men and women together and pushes them apart, then The Chemistry Between Us is the book for you. Authors Larry Young and Brian Alexander explore questions as gentle as parenting and as edgy as sexual addiction with consistent style, humor, and insight. The result is a story that’s fun, fascinating, and, finally, insightful.”
—DEBORAH BLUM, Pulitzer Prize winner; author of Sex on the Brain, Love at Goon Park, and The Poisoner’s Handbook
“Nothing fascinates us more than why we fall in love and what makes us choose that particular person. The Chemistry Between Us sheds light on just this mysterious phenomenon with a thorough look at the neuroscience and psychology of the process. Whether you have a desire for better intellectual understanding or a personal curiosity as to why you or your partner do what you do, this book is a super-enjoyable class in love, sex, and all its dark mysteries. A fascinating and stimulating read!”
—GAIL SALTZ, MD, NBC Today show contributor and clinical associate professor of psychiatry, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
“Dr. Young is one of the science world’s most respected authorities on the chemistry underlying the most complicated and beloved interactions of our species. The insight and candor he and Mr. Alexander provide in this simultaneously entertaining and compelling book will impress both novice and scientific aficionado alike. What an intellectually and emotionally satisfying exploration!”
—MAYIM BIALIK, PhD, CLEC, actress on CBS’s The Big Bang Theory and author of Beyond the Sling
“You may not need this book in order to meet the love of your life but if you are head over heels in love with someone this book will go a long way toward telling you what has happened in your head and body to make this so.”
—ARTHUR CAPLAN, PhD, William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty professor and head of the Division of Bioethics, NYU Langone Medical Center
Brian Alexander is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including Rapture: How Biotech Became the New Religion and America Unzipped: The Search for Sex and Satisfaction. He lives in San Diego.
great book about love, chemicals that induce these feelings, and more!Published 26 days ago by Michael H.
The book is fairly technical but worth the mental workout to absorb it all. I can't recommend this enough.Published 1 month ago by Zachary Small
Useful content. Details the connection between our behaviour and neuro-chemical, environmental, and genetic make-up factors. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Trevor M
Really interesting and the science is explained at just the right level...it is not just a pop science book. Great read for scientists trying to learn about this other fieldPublished 4 months ago by Lisa Cantrell
This book has a nice mix of legit science and fun writing / anecdote. Its a good team of writers consisting of one of the pioneer scientists in this area of research. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Melissa
This book sheds so much light on brain chemistry and sexuality that your mind is very likely to be blown.Published 5 months ago by Kennette Thomas
Fascinating subject! The writing was clear and well done. I could not put down this book and have referenced it so many times since that it's getting tattered.Published 7 months ago by Marathon Mom