Looking for a source to discuss the neurobiology of romantic love, parenting, sex, attraction or monogamy?  Someone to discuss neuroscience and its influence on society?  Perhaps you want to learn more about the science of risk-taking.  Kayt is available for radio, print and television spots.  She has appeared on television segments for ABC Nightline and FoxNews’ Health Talk with Dr. Manny as well as been quoted in publications from around the globe.  To learn more, email Kayt directly at info@kaytsukel.com.

Kayt is also available for public speaking engagements.  She graced the stage at TEDMED and Chicago Ideas Week in 2014 with some of the world’s greatest scientists, thought leaders and innovators–and has also given talks at universities, book stores and museums across the United States and Canada.  Her talks run the gamut–she’s covered the science of love, the brain on orgasm, STEM careers, risk-taking, the importance of play, the craft of writing, the modern juggling act of parenthood and how to travel with young children.  To learn more, email Kayt directly at info@kaytsukel.com.



Eliminating Penalties for Playing Out of Bounds: The Value of Risky Play at TEDMED 2014.

Kayt Sukel: Dirty Minds from Chicago Ideas Week on Vimeo.

Upcoming Events

Interested in booking Kayt Sukel to speak at your next event?  Contact the author directly at info@kaytsukel.com for availability and rates.

Previous Events

19 October 2014

Chicago Ideas Week:  This Is Your Brain On…


Cadillac Palace Theatre

Chicago, IL

11 September 2014

TEDMED 2014: Unlocking Imagination

Session 6:  Play is Not a Waste of Time

Washington D.C.


10 April 2013

DAYTIME LECTURE: The Trouble with Women and Sciences (or Why Aren’t More Women Pursuing STEM Careers?)

10:00am-:11:00am – Proscenium Theatre in the Fine Arts Building

EVENING LECTURE:  This is Your Brain on Sex:  The Science Behind the Search for Love

7:00pm-8:00pm – – Proscenium Theatre in the Fine Arts Building

San Jacinto College

13735 Beamer Road

Houston, Texas 77089

3 April 2013

6:00pm ACC Ballrooms

SUNY Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, New York

19 March 2013

“That Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

Cedar Crest College

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Oberkotter 1

Refreshments at 3:45pm

Seminar from 4:00-5:00pm with book signing to follow

9 February 2013

Your Brain on Love

Science Center of Iowa

(Tickets available on the @SCIOWA website)


401 W Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, Des Moines, IA 50309

31 January 2013

Emerging Technology and Health Journalism (with Deborah Estrin)

Computation + Journalism Symposium 2013


Georgia Institute of Technology

Technology Square Research Building (TSRB)

85 5th St., N.W. Atlanta, GA 30332

20 January 2013

Love, Sex and the Brain


Northwoods UU Church

1370 N Millbend, The Woodlands, TX 77380


13 NOVEMBER 2012

Carleton University


2203 Dunton Tower

Carleton University Cognitive Science/ Psychology talk

11 NOVEMBER 2012

DIRTY MINDS Reading/Signing


Collected Works Bookstore

1242 Wellington Street West, Ottawa, Ontario

26 JUNE 2012

The Big O:  The Science of Orgasm

Center for Sex and Culture

1349 Mission Street (at Grace Street between 9th and 10th streets); San Francisco, CA


24 APRIL 2012

Book Club

VillaSport; The Woodlands, TX


18 APRIL 2012

Love, Oxytocin and the Brain (with Sue Carter)


Stage 773

1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657

16 APRIL 2012

Reading/Signing for Dirty Minds


Powell’s Books on Hawthorne

3723 SE Hawthorne Boulevard, Portland, OR 97214

13 APRIL 2012

Reading/Signing for Dirty Minds


One More Page Books

2200 N. Westmoreland Street, #101, Arlington, VA 22213

4 APRIL 2012

Passionate Me, Vibrant We Virtual Event

Self Connection Bookstore

Calgary, Alberta, Canada


21 MARCH 2012

“That Crazy Little Thing Called Love”

Franklin and Marshall College; Lancaster, PA


9 MARCH 2012

DIRTY MINDS Reading/Signing

University of Washington District Bookstore; Seattle, WA


28 FEBRUARY 2012

University of Alabama in Huntsville; Huntsville, AL

11:10am-12:30pm, University of Alabama in Huntsville Honors Forum

4:00pm-6:00pm, University of Alabama in Huntsville Grad Fair, Book Signing

9:00pm UAH Event/UC Exhibit Hall

25 FEBRUARY 2012

DIRTY MINDS Reading/Signing


Barnes and Noble (Store #2200); The Woodlands, TX


23 FEBRUARY 2012

Ignite Houston


C2 Creative, 2115 Taft St., Houston, TX  77006

16 FEBRUARY 2012

Book Signing and Q&A


Museum of Sex

233 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10016

14 FEBRUARY 2012

“That Crazy Little Thing Called Love”


Houston Museum of Natural Science – Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd, Sugar Land, TX 77479

Tickets and description available on the HMNS website.