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Dr Fay Bound Alberti

Dr Fay Bound Alberti is Lecturer in History at the University of Lancaster, and Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London. She has researched and published widely on many aspects of the history of emotions and medicine, as well as the themes of gender and subjectivity between the sixteenth and the twentieth centuries.

Her most recent publications include Medicine, Emotion and Disease, 1700-1950 (Palgrave, 2006) and Matters of the Heart: Locating Emotions in Medical and Cultural History (Oxford University Press, forthcoming). Her current research explores the history of skin disease and emotions between the 18th and 20th centuries.

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The Relational Heart
Friday 25 & Saturday 26 July 2008

Book of the Month
Grief Works by Julia Samuel

Death affects us all. Yet it is still the last taboo in our society, and grief is still profoundly misunderstood...

In Grief Works we hear stories from those who have experienced great love and great loss - and survived. Stories that explain how grief unmasks our greatest fears, strips away our layers of protection and reveals our innermost selves...
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Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Why do we crave love so much, even to the point that we would die for it? To learn more about our very real, very physical need for romantic love, Helen Fisher and her research team took MRIs of people in love and people who had just been dumped... view...

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The Latest Neuroimaging Findings in Borderline Personality Disorder

Altered function in neurotransmitter systems including the serotonin, glutamate, and GABA systems was observed in patients with BPD... read more...