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X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks

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TEDx-BoxesEach week, TEDx chooses four of our favorite talks, highlighting just a few of the enlightening speakers from the TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Below, give this week’s talks — all about love! — a listen.

Logic needs love: Jacob Berkson at TEDxSussexUniversity
Love does not exist outside of reason, says Jacob Berkson, but within it. Taking us on a historical tour of philosophers who believed that cold logic stood alone, Berkson shows how reason and emotion are forever intertwined. (Filmed at TEDxSussexUniversity)

The biology of love: Helen Fisher at TEDxEast
Can your choice of mate be predicted by science? Biologist Helen Fisher profiles the four chemicals that affect personality and suggests that data from online dating sites could unravel the mysteries of human attraction. (Filmed at TEDxEast)

In sickness and in health, men and women aren’t equal: David Page at TEDxBeaconStreet
As scientists are finding new ways to treat patients with advances in genetics, one critical area is being overlooked: the difference between men and women. As David Page suggests, genetically speaking, there is as large a gap between men and women as there is between humans and chimpanzees of the same gender — and understanding this gap could open up entirely new avenues for treating once-incurable illnesses. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet)

Is technology destroying love? Yann Dall’Aglio at TEDxParis
How has the digital age changed love? Yann Dall’Aglio examines what it means to love in today’s society, if it’s in danger, and if it’s even worth saving. (French with English subtitles.) (Filmed at TEDxParis)

And here, some of the week’s highlights from the TEDx blog this week: