Fariborz Amini: Amini, Fariborz.Dr. Amini, a professor emeritus at University of California, San Francisco, was a co-author of ''A General Theory of Love'' (Random House, 2000), with two colleagues, Thomas Lewis and Richard Lannon. The book explained how lingering but forgotten impressions, like a smell or sound associated with a person or a positive experience, become embedded in the mind's memory banks, where neurons constantly fire and forge connections. Over time these links are reinforced through repeated exposure, leading to affectional bonds. To continue work on these theories, Dr. Amini established the Amini Foundation for the Study of Affect. Fariborz Amini was born in Iran and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1953. He received his M.D. at the University of California, San Francisco, and trained at the Neuropsychiatric Institute of the University of Michigan and at the San Francisco Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Amini died in 2004.