If the bags of heart-shaped chocolate at your grocery store haven't given it away yet, Valentine's Day is fast approaching. What better time to explore the science of love? Join us this Thursday as we chat live with two experts on the biological basis of love and other emotions in the animal kingdom. What happens in the brain when we fall in love? Why do animals form bonds? And what is the latest research telling us about our most powerful emotions?
Join us at 3 p.m. EST on Thursday, 9 February, for a live chat on this page. You can leave your questions in the comment box below before the chat starts.
Marc Bekoff is professor emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has published many essays and books, including The emotional live of animals. His homepage is marcbekoff.com and with Jane Goodall, http://www.ethologicalethics.org/.
Diane M. Witt
Dr. Diane M. Witt has served for the last nine years as the Neural Systems Cluster leader and a Program Director at the National Science Foundation. Previously, she conducted neuroscience research at the National Institutes of Health and Binghamton University in upstate New York. Dr. Witt earned her PhD at the University of Maryland at College Park and her BS and MS at the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign.