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Why We Love

Dr Anna Machin

67 mins watch time

Posted February 2022

Culture, Neuroscience

For most of us, love is the most important emotion in our lives. What can the latest science tell us about the myriad ways that human beings love – and how it shapes our health, happiness, and the course of our lives?  In this entertaining and accessible exploration of love, Oxford anthropologist Dr Anna Machin will dive into the science behind the myriad types of love that exist in the world, including romantic love, parental love, friendships, love for pets, football teams, religious love and even love for our smartphones.