Dr. Sandra  Langeslag

Dr. Sandra Langeslag

Dr. Sandra Langeslag is an Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychological Sciences at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and the Director of the Neurocognition of Emotion and Motivation Lab. She obtained her Ph.D. in Biological and Cognitive Psychology at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam in The Netherlands. In past studies, she has shown that infatuated individuals have increased attention and memory for their beloved and for information that has to do with their beloved. She currently examines how infatuation might distract people from doing other things, such as their work or homework. And she currently investigates whether love feelings can be increased and decreased using cognitive strategies. Virtually everyone falls in love at least once and falling in love has major impact on people’s lives. Join me to find out what happens in our brains when we “have a crush” or fall in love and what we can do about it.