Love and its emotional implications

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Join four brilliant international academics as they unveil the neurobiology and psychology behind various types of love and how love shapes our lives.

“All you need is love”, says the iconic song by British band The Beatles. Indeed, love is truly a hallmark of our highly-sociable species: it is of primary importance at the formative, interpersonal and evolutionary levels. The UK conference of the Emotions tour, is organized in collaboration between BrainCircle ItaliaSainsbury Wellcome Centre (University College London), and BrainCircle UK, will examine the neurobiology and psychology underpinning various types of love, and the way love shapes our lives. Four world-renowned researchers will speak on the neural basis of love and social attachment, including passion for another person, whether reciprocated or not; the emergence of the social brain during our adolescent years; and the biology that drives our maternal and paternal behaviour.



Presentation of Emotions project: Viviana Kasam (President BrainCircleItalia)

Chair: Thomas Mrsic-Flogel (Sainsbury Wellcome Centre Professor of Neuroscience & Director)

Bianca Jones Marlin: A parent’s love: how biology ensures our children’s future

Sarah Jayne Blakemore: Social brain development in adolescence

Catherine Dulac: Neural control of social interactions

Helen Fisher: Lust, romance, attachment: the nature of love

Accordion virtuoso Vince Abbracciante will evoke emotions of passion and love with improvisations inspired by Astor Piazzolla’s and Carlos Gardel’s tangoes and milongas.


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See the full program on the dedicated website.

With the generous contribution of: Lilah FoundationMatanel FoundationSagol International Network


  • Advance registration is required
  • This event will start promptly at 10.30 local time and will be in English
  • More information on venue accessibility here

Event Detail

15/05/2022 10:30 am
15/05/2022 1:30 pm


BrainCircle Italia