What is Love? A loaded question with the potential to lead us down multiple rabbit holes (and, if you grew up in the 90s, evoke memories of the Haddaway song). In episode #95, Jesse welcomes Brian Earp on board for a thought-provoking conversation about the possibilities and ethics of making biochemical tweaks to this most celebrated of human emotions. With a topic like “manipulating love,” the discussion moves between the realms of neuroscience, psychology and transhumanist philosophy.
Have you ever been fascinated by the techno-gadgetry behind night-vision equipment? If your answer is yes, you’ll want to stick around for the Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick. Fair warning – if you’re squeamish about eyeballs, this portion might get a little freaky.
|0:32||Love is all you need - or is it?|
|1:16||This Week In Neuroscience: An update on sonogenetics.|
|2:58||The audience interaction section with a special shout out to our Aussie listeners.|
|5:36||Jesse introduces Brian Earp.|
|7:11||A quick background on the neuro-enhancement of love.|
|8:22||Psycho-biological effects of love.|
|9:08||The role of oxytocin - animal experiments.|
|12:54||Interactions between lust, attraction and attachment.|
|15:28||Arguments against medicalization of love.|
|16:33||An insight into female Viagra.|
|19:08||Social perceptions of romantic relationships.|
|22:29||Arranged vs love marriage.|
|25:35||Rekindling the romance - then and now.|
|30:51||Idiosyncrasies of human interactions.|
|32:58||Looking ahead at the future.|
|37:53||Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: Implanting night-vision.|
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