Monday, 14 February 2005, 12:00AM

Addicted to love, beauty or sex?

Professor Keith Kendrick

On Valentine's Day it is appropriate to consider whether humans, and perhaps at least some other species, are so addicted to love that they cannot exist without it. * Is love really like an addictive drug? * What are the features that define perception of beauty and attraction to co-exist exclusively with others? * Is sex without love simply a distraction from failure to get involved in the main event, or an admission that the main event is not primarily about sex?

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Professor Keith Kendrick is Systems and Behavioural Neuroscientist and was Gresham Professor of Physic between 2002 and 2006.
He has been a member of the Home Office's animal procedures committee and has worked at the University of Cambridge undertaking research with regards to how neural networks are organised to control recognition and responses to social and emotional cues. He is a fellow of the Institute of Biology and a member of the British Neuroscience Association.

All of Professor Kendrick’s previous lectures may be accessed here.

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14 February 2005

Addicted to love, beauty or sex?
Professor Keith Kendrick

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