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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I admire anyone who is living with integrity and compassion.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Eric Northman. And no, I'm not kidding. I love me some bad, sexy Viking. I love me some bad, sexy Viking in a serious way.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. Dude. Yep. I'm totally a "duder." Worse, I think I'm passing this trait to my child. Please don't call the authorities.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My eyes. People call them my "mood ring" eyes since they change color from day to day.

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