Sick of love? Dissect a heart
blog by S.J. Velasquez • January 24, 2013 @ 12:18pm
Lovesick? Sick of love? Learn about all the emotions attached to love and heartbreak at an adults-only event Feb. 7 at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo.
Love Sick—that’s the name of the 21-and-older event that focuses on matters of the heart—both the physical organ and its connection to love.
The event is part of the Science Café happy hour museum lecture series, which is part education and part socialization. There will be lectures, a cash bar and even the dissection of an actual heart.
Members of the museum’s Science Learning and Interpretation staff will discuss the development of the cell into a complex organism, and how organelles eventually grow into organs, and they’ll also dive into the complicated relationship between emotions and the physical body—specifically love, and what science has to do with it. A discussion will focus on the endocrine system’s response emotions, and the hormonal and physiological responses to love, happiness, jealousy and heartbreak.
The event is free to museum members and $5 for non-members. Tickets are at the door or through the museum website.