A wonderful experiment, set up as a competition: Six people subject themselves to a brainscan while they think of someone they love. As they concentrate fully, the dopamine, the serotonin and the oxytosin wash through their brain, showing up in the scan. This is not only a beautiful study on kinds of love, it’s also a stunning reaffirmation of the power of thought to steer feelings. The two winners are wonderful.
This five-minute film tells the story of a couple who spot each other on a crowded street and fall in love. Although everyone else in the world around them moves backwards, they move forward, and so find each other. For Angela & Ulrich.
In case you’re wondering, “Animal” is one of the Muppets. My favorite Muppet, in fact.Frank Oz, his creator, said that Animal is about sex, sleep, food, drums and pain. Sometimes Animal eats his drums, so food is not all that important. Animal was cult when I was a teen, so I’ve decided to write him a valentine.Continue reading A Valentine to Animal