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The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel so Good

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The award-winning author of The Accidental Mind shares insights into how the experience of pleasure is chemically processed by the human brain, combining entertaining anecdotes with cutting-edge scientific findings to explain how pleasurable activities can become compulsive behaviors. 25,000 first printing.

About the Author

\David J. Linden is a professor of neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University of Medicine. The author of more than ninety scientific papers, he also serves as the editor in chief of The Journal of Neurphysiology. His work has received awards from the Sloan, McKnight and Klingenstein Foundations as well as those of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Society for Neuroscience.

Table of Contents

Mashing the pleasure button — Stoned again — Feed me — Your sexy brain — Gambling and other modern compulsions — Virtuous pleasures (and a little pain) — The future of pleasure.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781101476413
Subtitle:
How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel so Good
Publisher:
Penguin Group USA
Author:
Linden, David J.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Neuroscience
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Pleasure - Physiological aspects
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Subject:
Biology-Neurobiology
Subject:
Popular Science-General
Subject:
Psychology-Cognitive Science
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20110414
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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