Scientists at work 21 The experimental psychologist – Alzheimers disease – love addiction

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: alzheimers.org.uk
The article “Your Love is my drug” by Brianne Kent in BlueSci www.bluesci.org/?p=7474
A book by Helen Fisher “Why do we love: the nature and chemistry of romantic love“ at Amazon Books www.amazon.co.uk/Why-We-Love-Chemistry-Romantic/dp/0805077960

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