Iranian-born US doctor (1930-2004), within University of California, san francisco bay area (UCSF), known for utilizing science to analyze the event of love. In the work, Amini explained "how ongoing but forgotten impressions, like a smell or noise connected with one or a confident experience, come to be embedded inside brain's memory banks, in which neurons continuously fire and forge contacts. In the long run these backlinks tend to be strengthened through repeated publicity, causing affectional bonds." This thesis was set forth in "a broad Theory of Love" (2000) which Amini published in 2000 together with UCSF peers Thomas Lewis and Richard Lannon. He was also referred to as Fari Amini.