Who We Are

UnknownLucy L. Brown, PhD, is a neuroscientist and Clinical Professor in Neurology at Einstein College of Medicine in New York. She received her PhD in Experimental/Physiological Psychology from NYU in 1973. During a post-doctoral fellowship at Einstein, she worked on visualizing dopamine neurons and testing their plasticity in reward systems. She also learned about functional brain mapping techniques during the fellowship, and continued at Einstein as a grant-funded investigator. She was Director of the Laboratory for Functional Neuroanatomy and Movement Disorders for over twenty years. Her area of expertise is the neuroanatomy of the somatosensory and motor systems.  Together with Art Aron and Helen Fisher she pioneered studies of the neuroscience of romantic love.  These studies have had clinical relevance as we begin to better understand drug addictions, and depression after heartbreak.  Currently, she collaborates with several investigators on brain imaging of love, personality traits, and mobility and cognition in normal aging.  (See http://www.einstein.yu.edu/faculty/312/lucy-brown/)
Dr. Helen FisherHelen Fisher, PhD, is a Biological Anthropologist and Senior Research Fellow at the Kinsey Institute. She studies the evolution, brain systems (fMRI) and cross-cultural patterns of romantic love, mate choice, marriage, adultery, divorce, gender differences in the brain, personality/temperament, business personalities and the biology of leadership styles. She has written five internationally best selling books: WHY HIM? WHY HER?; WHY WE LOVE; ANATOMY OF LOVE, THE FIRST SEX and THE SEX CONTRACT. She served as Chief Scientific Advisor to Match.com and their subsidiary, Chemistry.com; and she designed the Chemistry.com questionnaire now taken by 13 million singles in 40 countries. She also supervised the design and  interpretation of the Match.com  Singles in America national surveys from 2011-2015. She lectures worldwide; among her speeches are those at the World Economic Forum at Davos, the 2012 international meeting of the G-20, the National Academy of Sciences, The Economist, TED, United Nations, Smithsonian Institution, Salk Institute, Harvard Medical School, American Association for the Advancement of Science and The Aspen Institute. She publishes widely in academic and lay publications and she is the most quoted scholar in the field of love in the world today. For her work in the media and the business community, Helen received the American Anthropological Association's "Distinguished Service Award." ( See helenfisher.com)