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Heartbreakers: Free Will or Just, Like, Pretty Cheap Will?

Heartbreakers with Artist-in-Residence Dessa

Wednesday May 18 2022 • 12:03pm - 12:03pm ET

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 final event in this series – a collision of art, music and scientific research on love, sex and human adventures in pair-bonding.

How much choosing are we really doing when we select a mate? How much of our behavior is driven by unconscious processes?

Featuring house musician Jon Bernstein (Welcome to Night Vale and Alice Isn’t Dead); musical guest Astronautalis; and cognitive neuroscientist Heather Berlin.


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