The Valentines Brain

Feb 13, 2014

KUVO's "jazz neuroscientist" Dr. Joan King breaks down what happens neurologically at this time of year (when love is in the air?).

"Our brains have been developed specifically for social connections," says Dr. King.   "That's why we have such a large frontal lobe."

Love is worth the risk, adds the doctor.  "You've gotta take the shot, because if you don't, you'll miss it."

An author and trainer, Joan King writes on "The Valentine Brain" at her blog and resource website,

(Music on this feature is Lou Rawls and Dianne Reeves, "At Last," and Dexter Gordon  and Wardell Gray, "The Chase.")