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What is love? - Brad Troeger


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Is love a signal winding through your neural pathways? A cliche? A cult? Love is easy to compare but difficult to define, maybe because we’re fundamentally biased; we try to define love while falling in or out of it. And love feels differently to every person who feels it, but this subjective emotion has evolutionary explanations, too. Brad Troeger takes a shot at the definition of love.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Brad Troeger
  • Director Chris Boyle
  • Sound Designer Michael Dow
  • Narrator Addison Anderson

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