scientist 21: the experimental psychologist – Alzheimers disease – love addiction (2012)

Experimental psychologist Brianne Kent talks to Chris Creese about memory, Alzheimer’s disease; and why love is a drug. Brianne Kent was working on a PhD in experimental psychology at the University of Cambridge. She studied Alzheimer’s disease and how memories form in the brain. Brianne also tells about dopamine, a brain chemical that figures in drug addiction and falling in love.

Follow-up link:

  • The fight against Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer Society:
  • The article “Your Love is my drug” by Brianne Kent in BlueSci
  • A book by Helen Fisher “Why do we love: the nature and chemistry of romantic love“ at Amazon Books