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The Brain in Love: 12 Lessons to Enhance Your Love Lifeby M.D. Daniel G. Amen
Synopses & Reviews
You hold the key to stronger relationships, deeper connections, and heightened intimacy.
Everyone wants to know how to improve his or her love life, but so few of us understand the integral role the brain plays in attraction, keeping us excited about our partner, and helping us feel a strong connection. Based on Dr. Daniel Amen’s cutting-edge neuroscience research, The Brain in Love shares twelve lessons that help you enhance your love life through understanding and improving brain function. Filled with practical suggestions and information on how to have lasting and more fulfilling relationships, The Brain in Love reveals:
• How emotional and physical intimacy can help prevent heart disease, improve memory, stave off cancer, and boost your immune system
• How the differences between men’s and women’s brains affect our perceptions and interest in sex
• The science behind why breakups hurt so much, and what you can do to ease the pain
• Surefire techniques to fix common problems–depression, PMS, ADD–that contribute to conflicts
• How to make yourself unforgettable to your partner
The Brain in Love explains everything there is to know about the brain in love and lust, guiding you to the emotional and physical intimacy you need.
The Men's Health columnist and author of the best-selling Change Your Brain offers insight into the brain's role in romantic relationships, in a guide previously published as Sex on the Brain that explains how to use brain strategies to promote mutually beneficial intimacy. Reprint. TV tie-in.
About the Author
DANIEL G. AMEN, M.D., is a clinical neuroscientist, psychiatrist, and brain-imaging expert who heads the world-renowned Amen Clinics. He is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a regular contributer to Men’s Health, and the author of Making a Good Brain Great and the New York Times bestsellers Change Your Brain, Change Your Life and Magnificent Mind at Any Age.
Table of Contents
The brain is the largest sex organ (and size matters!) — Methuselah's secret : sexuality, longevity, health, and happiness — No forethought equals no foreplay : understanding and optimizing the brain systems of sex — The chemistry of love : ingredients of attraction, infatuation, commitment, and detachment — Rules for him, rules for her : navigating gender differences in the brain — Look closely : brain imaging secrets to enhance your love life — Use your brain before you give away your heart : warning signs of trouble — The brain is a sneaky organ : addictions, weird sex, fiends, and fetishes — The "Oh God!" factor : sex as a religious experience — Brain sex tricks : sex potions, passion, and finding the damn spot — Make it last, make it unforgettable : embedding yourself in your partner's memory — Fix the brain issues that get in the way of sex : PMS, depression, ADD, substance abuse, denial, and being a jerk — A healthier brain equals a sexier you : strategies to improve your brain and life.
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