Kayt is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA), the Author's Guild and the National Association of Science Writers (NASW). She has recently returned to the United States after living abroad for six years and has just published her first book, DIRTY MINDS: HOW OUR BRAINS INFLUENCE LOVE, SEX AND RELATIONSHIPS, an exploration of the neurobiology of love (Free Press, 2012).
Kayt Sukel's writing credits include personal essays in the Washington Post, American Baby, the Bark, USAToday, Literary Mama and the Christian Science Monitor as well as articles on a variety of subjects for the Atlantic Monthly, Parenting, Cerebrum, BrainWork and American Baby magazines. She blogs regularly about traveling on the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award winning travel blog, Travel Savvy Mom; and science, love and life at the Houston Chronicle's Hearts and Minds blog.
You can often find her oversharing on Twitter as @kaytsukel.
The chemical, oxytocin, that makes us want to cuddle, also makes us very suspicious of out-groups, people who are not in our relationship.
What’s become clear is that, like romantic love, pregnancy is something that changes the risk and the reward processing circuit of the brain.
Couples that stay together tend to have very highly correlated levels of oxytocin.
Everyone has a unique odor print that is built on your immune system genes and that is one of the things that attracts you to a partner.
A broken heart isn’t something that should be discounted.
I can go with my gut and sort of feel a situation out. And I think that’s rather liberating.
As much as I would like to argue that fathers' biological commitment to pregnancy is very little, they do go through some changes.
Is neural signature going to tell you how much in love you are? Probably not.
The American Gut Project is an open-source, community effort to better understand the diversity of our microbiomes.