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The Science of Sex and Attraction
February 13, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Love science? Curious about the science behind love? Scientifically enrich your Valentine’s Day festivities armed with the latest information from scientists at the forefront of research on love, sex, and attraction. This event will take you on a tour through the biology, chemistry, and neuroscience behind this favorite human phenomenon.
Northwestern University’s Michael Bailey, Ph.D. has been asking the question of how people become attracted to partners of one gender or another (or both!) for over a decade. He’ll discuss his research on sexual arousal, sexual orientation, and how genetics may play a role in who we are sexually. Why some people are attracted to men, others to women, and others to both men and women is a fascinating and as yet unanswered question. Understanding the origins and development of sexuality and sexual orientation can help us understand the origins and development of sex differences, and adds a scientific perspective to questions that are deeply rooted in our identity as human beings.