Helen Fisher

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Helen Fisher, PhD, is a Biological Anthropologist at Rutgers University and Senior Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University. She studies the evolution, brain systems (fMRI) and biological patterns of romantic love, mate choice, marriage, adultery and divorce, gender differences in the brain, the biology of personality, and the neuroscience of leadership and business styles. She has written five internationally best selling books, including Why Him? Why Her? Why We Love and Anatomy of Love, and publishes widely in academic journals. She is currently Chief Scientific Advisor to the Internet dating site Match.com and it’s subsidiary, Chemistry.com, where she designed the Chemistry.com questionnaire now taken by 13 million people in 40 countries. She lectures worldwide; including lectures at TED, The World Economic Forum (Davos), 2012 international meeting of the G-20, National Academy of Sciences, The Economist, United Nations, Smithsonian Institution, and the Salk Institute, and she appears regularly on TV, radio and print media.
  • Speaker PopTech 2014

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All you need is love + these three PopTech talks

All you need is love + these three PopTech talks

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day with chocolate and roses, or you forgo it altogether, we’ve rounded up three PopTech talks that are sure to capture your attention (and maybe even your heart).Read more »

PopTech: Rebellion talks & performances available on poptech.org!

PopTech: Rebellion talks & performances available on poptech.org!

They’re here! PopTech: Rebellion may be over, but you can now re-watch your favorite moments again and again in HD. Today we’re releasing each stage talk and performance from PopTech: Rebellion, hosted by John Maeda.Read more »

Know your rebels: Meet Helen Fisher

Know your rebels: Meet Helen Fisher

Get to know PopTech: Rebellion speaker, Helen Fisher, expert on romantic love. Find out what you wouldn’t find in her bio (she’s a twin), what being a rebel means to her, and more. Enjoy our latest installment of “Know your rebels.”Read more »

Know your rebels: Meet Alec Ross

Know your rebels: Meet Alec Ross

Get to know some of the people you’ll see take the stage at PopTech: Rebellion this October. Next up – Alec Ross! Learn more about the innovation expert who is the former senior innovation advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Read more »

Postcard from PopTech 18

Postcard from PopTech 18

PopTech is just around the corner and it’s been exciting to bring together some old and new friends to the old (definitely not new, but still beautiful :-) opera house in Camden, Maine. There’s a mood in the world around connecting design, technology, and people — and there’s no better place on earth than October 23 to 25 in one of the prettiest towns in the US with some incredible speakers mixed-in with a fantastic audience spanning the US and the world. Keep reading to hear why conference host John Maeda thinks you should join the Rebellion. Read more »

New speakers added, one amazing PopTech experience

New speakers added, one amazing PopTech experience

We’re thrilled to announce that General Stanley McChrystal, Helen Fisher, Hiroshi Ishii, Sarah Lewis, and Bob Sabiston will be joining us at PopTech this October. We’re also excited to share the news that some fascinating conversations will be held on stage, led by Krista Tippett, host of popular radio program “On Being” and Joe Palca, science correspondent for NPR. We’re calling together a band of rebels in Camden this October. Read more on why you should be there, too. Read more »