Dirty Minds (Hardcover)
How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex, and Relationships
Free Press, 9781451611557, 269pp.
Publication Date: January 3, 2012
About the Author
Praise For Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex, and Relationships…
"A serious, informative and highly entertaining survey of the neurobiology of sexual attraction.”
“A fun and insightful read [that] manages to evoke the feel of both a wine-laden conversation with an old friend and a great neuroscience lecture from your favorite college professor."
"It was the cotton-top tamarin monkeys that did it for me...Sukel's book fairly bristles with such causes to reflect on our erotic complexity."
"With humor and flair, Sukel takes us through the whole human drama -- loving, hating, cheating, losing, orgasming, parenting, punishment, and reward -- and at the end we realize something truly startling: it's all in our minds."
-Jena Pincott, author of Do Chocolate Lovers Have Sweeter Babies?: The Surprising Science of Pregnancy
"Kayt Sukel's [Dirty Minds] merges the bracing realities of science with the mysterious thrill of love and attraction. Provocative, well-researched, and compulsively readable, this book opens the mind (dirty or otherwise) and stirs the soul."
-Lily Burana, author of Strip City, Try, and I Love a Man in Uniform
"Love and sex are two of the eternal mysteries of the human experience--but in her compelling new book . . . Kayt Sukel lifts the curtain to give us a fresh and fascinating look at our intimate lives. Sukel shows us how neuroscientists are venturing into the realm once reserved for poets and songwriters, and returning with bold new knowledge about the brain in love and in the throes of pleasure. After reading this seductively interesting book, you'll never think about a date or a kiss or a breakup the same way again."
-Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins: How the Nine Months Before Birth Shape the Rest of Our Lives