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With Christian Rudder (Co-founder, OKCupid), Dr Bianca Acevedo (NYU) & others.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 08:00 PM    Cost: $8 in advance / $10 day of show
Union Hall, 702 Union St, Brooklyn

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Join Christian Rudder, co-founder of OKCupid, & experts from neuroscience & evolutionary psychology at the Empiricist League's eleventh gathering, covering the science of love.
Sex on the Brain: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Love, Lust, & Marriage
Dr. Bianca Acevedo holds a B.A. in Psychology from New York University & a PhD in Social/Health Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is a research scientist at the NYC Departmentt of Health & Mental Hygiene in New York City & teaches courses in Interpersonal Relationships & Research Methods. She has published several widely-recognized articles on the science of love which have appeared in media outlets around the globe & which she has presented both nationally & internationally. Dr. Acevedo will speak to the Empiricist League about what the latest findings in neuroscience have to say about finding lasting love.

Mating Intelligence: Evolutionary Psychology's Advice for the Lovelorn
Dr. Glenn Geher is Professor & Chair of Psychology as well as Director of Evolutionary Studies at SUNY New Paltz. Glenn has edited or authored numerous publications, including the book Evolutionary Psychology 101, as well as the blogs Building Darwin's Bridge & Darwin's Subterranean World for Psychology Today. He worked to launch the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society (NEEPS) in 2007 & is the lead guitar player for the Hudson Valley's only all-professor punk rock band: Questionable Authorities. Dr. Geher will speak to the Empiricist League about how evolutionary pressures have shaped our approach to mating.

OKTrends: The Math of Online Dating
Christian Rudder is one of the founders of OKCupid & the author of OKTrends, a blog featuring observations & statistics from hundreds of millions of OkCupid user interactions, all to explore the data side of the online dating. His upcoming book,Dataclysm, explains how data scientists are quantifying the formerly unquantifiable & showing with unprecedented precision how we fight, how we age, how we love, & how we change. Mr. Rudder will talk to the Empiricist League about what this new explosion of data can teach us about the search for romance.
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