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Pleasure is fundamental to well-being and the quality of life, but until recently, was barely explored by science. Current research on pleasure has brought about ground-breaking developments on several fronts, and new data on pleasure and the brain have begun to converge from many disparate fields. The time is ripe to present these important findings in a single volume, and so Morten Kringelbach and Kent Berridge have brought together the leading researchers to provides a comprehensive review of our current scientific understanding of pleasure. The authors present their latest neuroscientific research into pleasure, describing studies on the brain's role in pleasure and reward in animals and humans, including brain mechanisms, neuroimaging data, and psychological analyses, as well as how their findings have been applied to clinical problems, such as depression and other disorders of hedonic well-being. To clarify the differences between their views, the researchers also provide short answers to a set of fundamental questions about pleasure and its relation to the brain. This book is intended to serve as both a starting point for readers new to the field, and as a reference for more experienced graduate students and scientists from fields such as neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, neurology, and neurosurgery.

About the Author

Morten L. Kringelbach, DPhil, is the Director of the Trygfonden Research Group and holds a dual appointment at the University of Oxford, UK, and Aarhus University, Denmark, where he is a Senior Research Fellow and a Professor of Neuroscience, respectively.

Kent C. Berridge, PhD, is Professor in the Psychology Department and Neuroscience Program at the University of Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195331028
Author:
Kringelbach, Morten L.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Berridge, Kent C.
Author:
null, Morten L.
Author:
null, Kent C.
Subject:
Pleasure
Subject:
Reward (Psychology)
Subject:
Emotions
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
Subject:
Psychology-Cognitive Science
Series:
Series in Affective Science
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 illus.
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7 x 10.1 x 0.9 in 2.331 lb

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