How does love impact the brain? We discussed this with our good friend, neuroscientist Dr. Kristen Willeumier in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties, we were not able to get this up for Valentine’s Day. However, being that every day is a good day for love, we hope that you will listen to this interesting and important conversation and enjoy it now.
In this segment, we discuss what drives us towards love, what takes place in the brain when we fall in love and how online dating has changed things when it comes to relationships, among other topics. Oh, and we even discuss love and love’s edible companion, chocolate, and its effect on the brain.
As important as this segment about love is, what is even more important is the opportunity we had to talk about Kristen’s father, who unexpectedly passed away a few months ago. Her dad was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam, a Captain of 747s for Pan Am during a 35 year career for the airline and a firefighter. What an incredible man and what an incredible story. Listening to this part of our CYInterview, it becomes clear that Dr. Willeumier comes from a family of high achieving, hardworking people. She honors her parents by her achievements and we were honored to discuss her father with her. This magnificently rounded out our discussion about love.
Aside from our segment with her, Dr. Kristen Willeumier appeared last week on a satellite media tour on Valentine’s Day for outlets in Montgomery, Alabama, Dallas Texas and Memphis, Tennessee talking about this topic as well. Her star is certainly on the rise.
Featured columnist Jay Bildstein joins us for this segment.
You can listen to the entire CYInterview below:
Listen to the entire Dr. Willeumier CYInterview:
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Dr. Willeumier’s official website is here.