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The Resource The compass of pleasure : how our brains make fatty foods, orgasm, exercise, marijuana, generosity, vodka, learning, and gambling feel so good, David J. Linden

The compass of pleasure : how our brains make fatty foods, orgasm, exercise, marijuana, generosity, vodka, learning, and gambling feel so good, David J. Linden

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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
Title
The compass of pleasure
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how our brains make fatty foods, orgasm, exercise, marijuana, generosity, vodka, learning, and gambling feel so good
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David J. Linden
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Language
eng
Summary
A leading brain scientist's look at the neurobiology of pleasure--and how pleasures can become addictions. Whether eating, taking drugs, engaging in sex, or doing good deeds, the pursuit of pleasure is a central drive of the human animal. Here, Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level: in our brain. As he did in The Accidental Mind, Linden combines cutting-edge science with entertaining anecdotes to illuminate the source of the behaviors that can lead us to ecstasy but that can easily become compulsive. Why are drugs like nicotine and heroin addictive while LSD is not? Why has the search for safe appetite suppressants been such a disappointment? The Compass of Pleasure concludes with a provocative consideration of pleasure in the future, when it may be possible to activate our pleasure circuits at will and in entirely novel patterns.--From publisher description
Summary
A leading brain scientist's look at the neurobiology of pleasure--and how pleasures can become addictions. Whether eating, taking drugs, engaging in sex, or doing good deeds, the pursuit of pleasure is a central drive of the human animal. Here, Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level: in our brain. As he did in The Accidental Mind, Linden combines cutting-edge science with entertaining anecdotes to illuminate the source of the behaviors that can lead us to ecstasy but that can easily become compulsive. Why are drugs like nicotine and heroin addictive while LSD is not? Why has the search for safe appetite suppressants been such a disappointment? The Compass of Pleasure concludes with a provocative consideration of pleasure in the future, when it may be possible to activate our pleasure circuits at will and in entirely novel patterns.--From publisher description
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
385485
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
612.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP401
LC item number
.L56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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how our brains make fatty foods, orgasm, exercise, marijuana, generosity, vodka, learning, and gambling feel so good
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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, David J. Linden
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
5497975
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
230 p.
Isbn
9780670022588
Lccn
2010035380
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ill
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  • (OCoLC)ocn650211164
  • (OCoLC)650211164
Label
The compass of pleasure : how our brains make fatty foods, orgasm, exercise, marijuana, generosity, vodka, learning, and gambling feel so good, David J. Linden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
5497975
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
230 p.
Isbn
9780670022588
Lccn
2010035380
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn650211164
  • (OCoLC)650211164

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