The Brain in Love: 12 Lessons to Enhance Your Love Life

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307587893
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/14/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 678,901
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 7.98 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet 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.

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Table of Contents

Introduction The Brain Is the Largest Sex Organ (and Size Matters!) 1

Lesson 1 Methuselah's Secret: Sexuality, Longevity, Health, and Happiness 7

Lesson 2 No Forethought Equals No Foreplay: Understanding and Optimizing the Brain Systems of Sex 23

Lesson 3 The Chemistry of Love: Ingredients of Attraction, Infatuation, Commitment, and Detachment 50

Lesson 4 Rules for Him, Rules for Her: Navigating Gender Differences in the Brain 73

Lesson 5 Look Closely: Brain Imaging Secrets to Enhance Your Love Life 89

Lesson 6 Use Your Brain Before You Give Away Your Heart: Warning Signs of Trouble 101

Lesson 7 The Brain is a Sneaky Organ: Addictions, Weird Sex, Fiends, and Fetishes 116

Lesson 8 The "Oh God!" Factor: Sex As a Religious Experience 141

Lesson 9 Brain Sex Tricks: Sex Potions, Passion, and Finding the Damn Spot 150

Lesson 10 Make it Last, Make it Unforgettable: Embedding Yourself in Your Partner s Memory 169

Lesson 11 Fix the Brain Issues that Get in the Way of Sex: PMS, Depression, ADD, Substance Abuse, Denial, and Being a Jerk 183

Lesson 12 A Healthier Brain Equals a Sexier You: Strategies to Improve Your Brain and Life 210

Appendix A The Amen Clinic Brain System Questionnaire 227

Appendix B Why Spect?: What Brain-Spect Imaging Can Tell Clinicians and Patients That Cannot Be Obtained Elsewhere 231

Glossary 245

References and Further Reading 249

Acknowledgments 259

Index 261

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  • Posted January 24, 2012

    Ohh Really????!!

    I picked up this book in order to review it, but didn't expect to enjoy reading it as much. It is very practical in suggestions and information. He covers topics like the science of why certain foods are aphrodisiacs, what are brain does when it is love (and in the different phases of love), how people end up with fetishes or deviancy, and so much more. Very interesting read!

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  • Posted November 11, 2009

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    Another Great Job By A Pioneer In The Field!

    Dr. Amen once again does an excellent job of presenting on the topic of brain imaging, neurochemistry, and the effect of "Love on the Brain." As a professional counselor, I find Daniel's work to be extremely helpful to my clients. I consider Dr. Amen a friend, colleague, and pioneer in the field. This is a must for your library.

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  • Posted April 15, 2012

    great book. Very interesting.

    Love this book. Very interesting read.

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