Helen Fisher, PhD
Neuroscientist and anthropologist
Dr. Helen Fisher is an internationally renowned neuroscientist, biological anthropologist, and pioneer in the biology of human personality and the neurochemistry of leadership. Named one of “the 15 most amazing women in science today” by Business Insider, Dr. Fisher has given the world a new way to look at relationships and “corporate chemistry.” Her three TED Talks have been viewed by more than 12 million people worldwide.
As chief scientific advisor for Match.com, Dr. Fisher developed the Fisher Temperament Inventory, the first and only personality questionnaire built from and validated by neuroscience. Her discovery of the four basic biological styles of thinking and behaving—Explorer, Builder, Director, and Negotiator—represents the biggest leap in personality tools in the last 100 years.
Dr. Fisher has been a consultant for Procter & Gamble, American Express, Visa, and Deloitte University and a speaker at the World Economic Forum, the G20, Fortune magazine, the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, and South by Southwest.
A senior research fellow at the Kinsey Institute and an anthropologist at Rutgers University, Dr. Fisher is the most referenced scholar in the field of love and relationships in the world today. She has been featured in the Huffington Post, Frontiers in Psychology, and Newsweek, and is the best-selling author of five books on the neuroscience behind human social behavior, including Why Him? Why Her? and the 1992 classic Anatomy of Love.
May 24 - 27, 2019
Friday - Monday, 3 nights
We all long for love. We long to be intimately connected to ourselves and others. For some, a partnership or marriage is the natural outcome of this longing. Others find alternative styles of intimacy more fulfilling. For most of us, love and sexuality can be complex and confusing. We live in a dynamic time of...
Casual Sex is Never Casual: What the Brain Reveals
"At the same time as you are physically stimulated, the brain is ticking along collecting data: Is this person kind? Are they patient? Are they humorous? Can they listen to what I need?" – Dr. Helen Fisher
Love on the Brain: Lessons from Helen Fisher's TED Talk
We love this TED talk from Dr. Helen Fisher, where she argues that no matter the advances of technology, the rise of dating sites, or the growing divorce rate, we remain wired for love in the same neurological ways we always have been.