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Freaky Sundays: February 2012 Archives

Freaky Sundays: Nature vs. Nurture

asgoodasitgets.jpgJack Nicholson's character in the movie As Good As It Gets, Melvin, wrestles with some pretty big personality issues.

But was Melvin genetically predetermined to develop OCD? What role is played by his environment, and what the world projects back at him?

Dr. Roberta Palmour is fascinated by these questions.  She's a professor of psychiatry and human genetics at McGill University, and she's the  latest guest in All in a Weekend's "Freaky Sunday" series.

This Friday, she'll be giving the Freaky Friday lecture at the Redpath Museum, titled "Nature versus Nurture: Do genes determine your personality?"
Dr. Roberta Palmour spoke with Sonali Karnick.

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Freaky Sundays: Oxytocin, the love hormone

SUN_JB_Freaky.jpgIt's called the "love hormone", an aphrodisiac that floods our brains, making everything warmer and fuzzier.  But it turns out that oxytocin is just as complicated as love itself.

Jennifer Bartz is a professor of psychology at McGill University, and she's lecturing this Friday as part of the Redpath Museum's "Freaky Friday" series.


Her lecture will be followed by a screening of The Notebook. 
She's our latest guest in All In A Weekend's Freaky Sundays.
Professor Jennifer Bartz spoke with Sonali Karnick about Oxytocin.

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