On Romantic Love

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IAI Academy is a new online platform with courses from leading scholars on the ideas that matter. With a philosophical take on today’s biggest questions the courses are available to everyone for free.
IAI Academy is a new online platform with courses from leading scholars on the ideas that matter. With a philosophical take on today’s biggest questions the courses are available to everyone for free.
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Love often strikes like a thunderbolt- inexplicable, unaccountable and often painful. Moreover, we often think that to fall in love means to surrender both our freedom and our reason. But is this true? What is the relationship between love and other, ‘rational’ emotions, and does it mean surrendering our power and our freedom to another?

In this course philosopher of mind and cognitive neuroscientist Berit Brogaard looks at our brain chemistry and psychology to reveal simple truths about this complex emotion.

In this course you will learn:
  • Why a broken heart is more than just a metaphor
  • Whether we should understand love as an emotion or a drive.
  • What happens to our brain chemistry when we fall in- and out- of love.
  • How to understand the difference between ration and irrational feelings.
  • The evolutionary advantages of falling in love.
  • How to use neuroscience to get over a breakup.
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