What lies behind those butterflies you feel when you fall in love? What makes one person’s dream date a nightmare for another? Does romance really exist or do our genes precondition us to seek out particular partners? Love has been the inspiration for songwriters, poets and artists from the beginning of time but now scientists are suggesting that it's all a matter of chemistry. Is Cupid a scientist? LOVE LAB draws on research from a number of different disciplines including neuroscience, psychology, genetics, physiology and biochemistry and has been curated by some of Ireland’s leading scientists, including Boyle Medal winner Professor Luke O’Neill, geneticist Dr Aoife McLysaght, Professor Fiona Newell and Science magazine's Gonzo Scientist John Bohannon.

Read about the different research experiments by clicking the links on the left or below.