Wired for Love: How Love Literally Reshapes Our Brains

An excerpt from a new book that tells both a science story and a love story.

Rachel Vanderbilt, PhD
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Hello listeners!

I'm taking some time off for my maternity leave, but I didn't want to leave you with a hole in your podcast-listening routine! So today, I'm sharing an excerpt from Wired for Love, a brand new book from neuroscientist Stephanie Cacioppo.

Cacioppo is one of the world's foremost neuroscientists studying romantic love. In Wired for Love, she tells the story of how she met the foremost scientist of loneliness, how they fell in love, and the tragic story of his death seven years later.

Woven in to her personal story are revelatory insights into how and why we fall in love, what makes love last, and how we process love lost—all grounded in cutting-edge findings in brain chemistry and behavioral science.

If you love what you hear today, you can find Wired for Love at your local bookstore, Amazon, Audible, or Bookshop.org.

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About the Author

Rachel Vanderbilt, PhD

Dr. Rachel Vanderbilt is the host of the Relationship Doctor podcast. She is a relationship scientist whose research examines how we communicate in our romantic relationships. Specifically, she studies how we communicate in our romantic relationships as we age and our relationships mature, particularly during conflicts that are difficult to resolve. She believes that we can all benefit from evidence-based recommendations about how to have healthy and happy relationships.

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