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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- ISBN: 9780670022588
- ISBN: 0670022586
- Physical Description: 230 pages : illustrations, charts, facsimiles, photographs ; 24 cm
- Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-220) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
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.
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. David J. Linden combines cutting-edge science with entertaining anecdotes to illuminate the source of the behaviors that can lead us to ecstasy but which also can easily become compulsive.
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