A practical and scientific guide to what happens in our bodies and minds when we fall in love from qualified doctor Emilia Vuorisalmi, Finland’s leading voice on the science of love.
Most of us know what it feels like to fall in love, but very few of us actually understand the hormonal changes that drive the way love makes us feel. In Crazy For Love: What Falling in Love Does to Your Brain, Vuorisalmi combines deep scientific research with personal anecdotes and heartfelt advice to demystify the process of love.
Love is crazy, but it’s not stupid. In fact, there is a scientific explanation behind every stage of love that we experience: from the combustion of hormones to each sensory experience we have. Outlining a simple “love map”, Vuorisalmi explains how our backgrounds, personalities, and environments determine when, how, and with whom we fall in love. It is through understanding our own, unique love maps, says Vuorisalmi, that we can better understand why we act the way we do when it comes to relationships and love.
Guiding readers through practical examples, Vuorisalmi explains why it’s time to take love into our own hands. She explains how understanding the way we love helps us to better understand ourselves, as well as others, leading us to make better decisions in the future.
Following Vuorisalmi’s kind, non-judgemental advice, readers will learn to ride the highs and lows of love with a heightened sense of control. From navigating the emotional turmoil of a break up to communicating within relationships, Vuorisalmi teaches readers that the first step to taking control of their own behaviour is learning to accept themselves.
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Emilia Vuorisalmi (b. 1979) is a qualified doctor as well as a television personality, public lecturer, and Finland’s leading non-fiction writer on the science of love. Vuorisalmi has a well-established media platform boasting thousands of readers, listeners, and followers. Over the past five years she has reached a significant audience through her blog as well as a weekly podcast. Emilia often appears on television as a leading expert and she has published two non-fiction books. Her 2016 non-fiction book Crazy For Love: What Falling in Love Does to Your Brain (Sekasin LOVEsta, Otava 2016) became an immediate bestseller in Finland. Emilia currently lives in Helsinki with her two children.
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