Kayt Sukel

Kayt Sukel’s work has appeared in myriad publications, including Atlantic Monthly, USA TODAY, The Washington Post, National Geographic Traveler, Continental, American Baby, and Cerebrum. She is a partner in the renowned family travel website, TravelSavvyMom.com, blogs about where neuroscience intersects with life at BigThink, and is also a frequent contributor to the Dana Foundation’s many science publications.

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Previously published as Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex, and Relationships.PHILOSOPHERS, THEOLOGIANS, ARTISTS, AND BOY BANDS HAVE WAXED poetic for centuries about the nature of love. But what does the brain have to say about the way we carry our hearts? In the wake of a divorce, science writer and single mother Kayt Sukel made herself a guinea pig in the labs of some unusual love experts to find out. This Is Your Brain on Sex is her lively and hilarious examination of the big...

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How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex, and Relationships

Kayt Sukel discusses the the chemical effects love and sex have on our brains.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. I believe in science, discovery, adventure and wonder. Also? Naps.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. I'm pretty happy as myself.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. The Refreshments, "Down Together"; Stereophonics, "Maybe Tomorrow"; The Cure, "Just Like Heaven"; Ani Di Franco, "32 Flavors"; and Shakira, "La Tortura." (This list is subject to change based on time frame, mood or what I find tucked away on an old mix tape).

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Mashed potatoes. (Although I suppose I should check whether gravy and butter are considered condiments or additional things).

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. I'm very adaptable--helped along by a very irreverent (and usually inappropriate) sense of humor.

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