What do euphoric hypomania, drug-induced highs, and falling in love have in common? All three mental states represent a subclinical form of psychosis.
In this exploration of the intersection of love and brain science, Talzoya articulates how biochemical changes in our brains can transport us into a world where everything from creativity to hope, beauty, sexuality, and belief in oneself is enhanced, affected, or sometimes destroyed by the human experience called falling in love.
Love evolved in humans to ignite an obsessional desire for another person and a compulsion to take reproductive action for the sake of perpetuating the human species. But, in modern times, is the notion of love and falling in love worth the toll it can take on our emotions, psyches, and self-esteem? Have humans evolved past the need to fall and remain obsessively in love? Could a more modern approach to the notion of falling and remaining in love lead to healthier, longer-lasting relationships?
If you’ve ever felt burned by love, Talzoya explains the science behind what happens in our brains when we fall in love, who we are most likely to fall for, when we’re likely to fall for them, and for how long we’re scientifically likely to remain in love. This audiobook is a must-listen to understand the reasons for the life-altering decisions we may have made as a direct result of being in love, and arms listeners with the knowledge they’ll need in order to more successfully navigate their own romantic encounters.
Talzoya is a nuclear physicist by education and the author of numerous scientific publications. Of Lovers, Lonely Hearts, and the Psychotic Spell Called Falling in Love is the result of both an introspective effort and the learning derived from published works by other experts in relation to the topic of falling in love, ranging from fiction and non-fiction books to peer-reviewed scientific publications. Talzoya takes pride in distilling knowledge from fields as distinct as sexology, biology, biochemistry, evolutionary psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience into a readable format accessible to all, so that we may all benefit from the findings of science.
"Expertly written, impressively informative, exceptionally well organized and presented, Of Lovers, Lonely Hearts, and the Psychotic Spell Called Falling in Love is a extraordinarily thoughtful and thought-provoking read and will prove to be a welcome addition to both community and academic library Behavioral Psychology collections." (Susan Bethany, Reviewer, Midwest Book Review)