Thursday, 22 June 2017

Born to do Math 66 – Helen Fisher

Born to do Math 66 – Helen Fisher
Scott Douglas Jacobsen & Rick Rosner
June 22, 2017

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: The frames can be mixed up too. There’s a biological anthropologist named Helen Fisher. She studies love. She studies long-term love with three separate concepts, but then ties this to different personalities and different dominant neural circuits, and the neurotransmitters, associated with it.

She has this nice scaling up. She applies this to statistical models. O believe she has been an advisor for There are cool things that you can do. But I think it also helps separate the “wheat from the chaff.” You can differentiate that kind of anthropological work and biological work from pseudo-work like the Law of Attraction.

That appear to be popular in America and are bogus.

Rosner: You mean Oprah’s The Secret. You think positive thoughts and so on. Yea, that’s just bullshit. There are actual mechanisms for making it happen. There are all sorts of ways of talking about falling in love. You can talk abut evolutionary theory and sociobiology.

There is shorthand stuff, like for middle school or high school. Hot people will hook up with each other. IN 8th grade and 9th grade, the pioneers in hooking up are, for the most part, the very coolest kids. They have the highest demonstrated value.

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Rick Rosner
American Television Writer
Rick Rosner
Scott Douglas Jacobsen
Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing
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