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Attraction: Is It Just a Chemical Reaction?

Biology professor to discuss oxytocin, the “love” hormone

Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences will host its first of an ongoing series of talks on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. at the Secret Cellar in downtown Kent.

In her upcoming presentation, “Attraction: Is It Just a Chemical Reaction?” Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., will discuss the role that the brain and chemicals (hormones and neurotransmitters) in the brain play in attraction and love. She will focus on the role of oxytocin, which has sometimes been referred to as the “love” or “cuddle” hormone. Starting at 6:30 p.m., she plans to speak for 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of questions and answers. 

Caldwell is an associate professor in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Secret Cellar, located at 176 E. Main St. in downtown Kent. Tickets are not required.

For more information about this event, contact Kim Meloy, assistant director of marketing, College of Arts and Sciences, at 330-672-2867 or