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Heartbreakers: Forever? Forever-ever?

'Heartbreakers with Artist-in-Residence Dessa'

Originally Aired: Friday, May 24

How do scientists quantify emotional sensitivity? Do sensitive people blink more when they’re freaked out? Does heartbreak feel different for everyone? Could our genes affect our romantic choices? Does love inhabit a particular region of the brain? If this song makes us too sad to drive straight, why are we playing it on repeat?

Rapper and essayist Dessa returns with the next event in this series – a collision of art, music and scientific research on love, sex and human adventures in pair-bonding.

When a relationship ends, by choice or circumstance, where should we keep all the feels? How “over it” do we really get?

Featuring house musician DJ Paper Tiger, a Brooklyn-based hip hop producer, with special musical guest Alexei Moon Casselle and Nora McInerny; and Columbia University professor of psychology Geraldine Downey.

 

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