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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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From the New York Times bestselling author comes a "hugely entertaining" (NPR.org) look at vice and virtue through cutting-edge scienceAs he did in his award-winning book The Accidental Mind, David J. Linden--highly regarded neuroscientist, professor, and writer--weaves empirical science with entertaining anecdotes to explain how the gamut of behaviors that give us a buzz actually operates. The Compass of Pleasure makes clear why drugs like nicotine and heroin are addictive while LSD is not, how fast food restaurants ensure that diners will eat more, why some people cannot resist the appeal of a new sexual encounter, and much more. Provocative and illuminating, this is a radically new and thorough look at the desires that define us.

Author Biography

David J. Linden is a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The author of The Accidental Mind--winner of a Silver Medal at the Independent Publisher's Book Awards--he serves as the editor in chief of the Journal of Neurophysiology. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Release date NZ
November 16th, 2017
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
Illustrations, unspecified
Imprint
Penguin USA
Interest Age
From 18 years
Pages
240
Dimensions
140x213x16
ISBN-13
9780143120759
Product ID
19210760

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