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.
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Love is all you need - or is it?
This Week In Neuroscience: An update on sonogenetics.
The audience interaction section with a special shout out to our Aussie listeners.
Jesse introduces Brian Earp.
A quick background on the neuro-enhancement of love.
Psycho-biological effects of love.
The role of oxytocin - animal experiments.
Interactions between lust, attraction and attachment.
Arguments against medicalization of love.
An insight into female Viagra.
Social perceptions of romantic relationships.
Arranged vs love marriage.
Rekindling the romance - then and now.
Idiosyncrasies of human interactions.
Looking ahead at the future.
Ruthless Listener Retention Gimmick: Implanting night-vision.