About Me - Liat Yakir, Ph.D

Since I was a child I was fascinated with life. I was eager to study nature and understand the concept of life.  I was drawn to study life science and especially genetics due to my brother Assaf’s rare genetic disease. I wanted to understand how these lines of code shape who we all are.

After years of biology research (at the Weizmann Institute of Science) I turned to explore my greatest desire – the biology of human behavior and human emotions – most importantly love. From love to hate, from stress to empathy, our emotions are the infrastructure of our thoughts and behavior.
Today study and teach about the biological mechanisms of our emotions – the neurons, hormones, and genes that shape our emotional life, decisions and behavior. I also participated as an expert in ‘Marriage at first sight’ on the Israeli TV. 
I would like to invite you to join me on a fascinating journey to understand the human emotions machine. I assure you that this knowledge will contribute greatly to you wellbeing and to your love life, improving all your relationships – at home and at work.

Liat Yakir (Ph.D.) has embarked on a fascinating journey in search of romantic love – that sweet, often elusive and infinitely powerful emotion that most humans strive for. Many have studied it, written about it and even died for it and yet, it appears, we are mostly blind to the essence of love and the importance of hormones, neurons and genes that dictate to us who we’ll fall in love with, and how strongly will we be attached ?

The excess of choice in the digital era causes cognitive over-flow and over-criticism. Therefore, today its even more important to understand the science of love; what stands behind our choices, how to choose the right partner and how to preserve love over time.

My Book

What is Love Scientifically ? My TedX Talk

Expert on Marriage at First Sight

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