Festival Program

Free

Coffee and Conversation: Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

Fri 6 Sep, 10am
The Moat

We know that falling in love releases waves of delicious chemicals into our systems, but how much do we understand the science behind the process – and are songwriters telling us the truth? Khandis Blake and Mark Elgar speak to Dave Graney.

This session is free, no bookings are required. 

Duration

1 hour

Tickets

Session Artists

Dr Khandis Blake is an evolutionary social psychologist at The University of Melbourne and an expert on gender relations. She uses hormones, big data, biology and psychology to understand big issues concerning cooperation and conflict between the sexes.

Professor Mark Elgar is an evolutionary biologist at the University of Melbourne. He has published numerous scientific articles on the mating and social behaviour of insects and spiders, including the role of pheromones in courtship. He contributes to public debate through written opinion pieces, and commentary on radio, TV and online.

Dave Graney played with the Moodists from 1978 to 1986. Then played with the White Buffaloes/Coral Snakes from 1987-1997. Then the Royal Dave Graney Show and Lurid Yellow Mist. Now it’s dave graney and the mistLY.Graney has been involved in roughly 30 album releases and is the author of 3 books. Graney presents a radio show on Melbourne’s RRR every week.

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