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Anna Machin

Anna Machin is an evolutionary anthropologist, writer, and broadcaster. She earned her PhD in 2006 and has spent the time since exploring the science behind our closest relationships, most recently at the University of Oxford in evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar’s lab. She is a passionate science communicator, has written for New Scientist, The New York Times, The Guardian, and Aeon, and is a regular contributor to the BBC, ABC, and NPR.

Articles by Anna Machin
Book cover of Why We Love: The New Science Behind Our Closest Relationships
Opinion: Can Science Capture Love?
Anna Machin | Mar 14, 2022 | 5 min read
Researchers who study the phenomenon in humans should incorporate subjective experiences into data on love.
Book cover of Why We Love: The New Science Behind Our Closest Relationships
Book Excerpt from Why We Love
Anna Machin | Mar 14, 2022 | 5 min read
In Chapter 1, “Survival,” author Anna Machin describes the health benefits of strong human bonds.
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