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Science of Attraction

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Science of Attraction

Saturday, March 9th, 2019
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon of exploration and insight into how physical attraction works with experiments and activities throughout the museum. Learn how your favorite foods or a specific scent can attract you to lifelong partner, then join us in the planetarium for our featured speaker, Dr. Carlota Batres.
Recommended for Adults. 

The event will include:

  • Experiments and activities exploring how our senses and attraction connect
  • Presentations on the science behind attraction

About Dr. Carlota Batres

Carlota Batres is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Preferences Lab at Franklin & Marshall College. She completed her PhD in Psychology at the University of St Andrews, where she investigated the science behind what it is that we find attractive.

“…It only takes milliseconds for our brains to process someone’s face and unconsciously, we use facial cues to make a myriad of social judgments… Moreover, those judgments influence a wide array of social outcomes, from election results to partner choices, and therefore it is important to understand the mechanisms underpinning such perceptions.”

– Dr. Carlota Batres

Event is included in the cost of museum admission.

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