Bloomington indiana speed dating

See the full agenda below, and please register by 4 p.m.Monday, April 17, to reserve your space at the event.Bertenthal learned that cognitive scientist Peter Todd had run a series of speed-dating events as part of his research on how people choose their mates and his interests extended to how other kinds of human partnerships form as well.

-- While humans may pride themselves on being highly evolved, most still behave like the stereotypical Neanderthals when it comes to choosing a mate, according to research by Indiana University cognitive scientist Peter Todd.

In a new study, Todd and colleagues found that though individuals may claim otherwise, beauty is the key ingredient for men while women, the much choosier of the sexes, leverage their looks for security and commitment.

Registration is now open for the Indiana CTSI’s upcoming retreat Monday, April 24, at Indiana University Bloomington.

This year’s event will feature programming focused on team science and public health impacts related to translational research, including keynote speakers from the National Institutes of Health, the University of Kentucky, and the American Cancer Society.

Participants in Todd's study might agree -- verbally, although their actions said something different.

The study used a speed-dating session in Germany to compare what people say they want in a mate with whom they actually choose.

At each table a pair of scientists and/or social scientists sat across from each other, talking for five minutes until the buzzer rang with a one-minute warning.

Then, it was time to move on to the next pairing and eight more rounds of speed-networking. 23 gathering at the Social Science Research Commons in Woodburn Hall was the second of three speed-networking events organized by Meryl Bertenthal and her team at the Office of the Vice Provost for Research in collaboration with Professor Peter Todd and graduate student Samantha Cohen, both in the Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences.

"Even though the STI testing here isn't for women, we want women to bring their boyfriends or male friends," said Kathryn Brown, IU Health Center health educator.

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