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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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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville 612.8 LINDEN (Text) 33946002570948 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 612.8 LIN (Text) 78551000286156 Non-Fiction Available -
Whiting PL - Whiting 612.8 L642 (Text) 51735011434510 Adult department Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780670022588
  • ISBN: 0670022586
  • Physical Description: 230 pages : illustrations, charts, facsimiles, photographs ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2011.

Content descriptions

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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Pleasure > Physiological aspects.

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