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The Compass Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good
 

The Compass Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good (Audio CD / Audio)

By Linden, David
By Linden, David J.
Read by Pratt, Sean
Read by James, Lloyd

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. In The Compass of Pleasure Johns Hopkins n...euroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level: in our brain. As he did in his award-winning book, 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.
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ISBN 9798200640041
Released NZ 1 Mar 2021
Publisher Gildan Media Corporation
Format Audio CD/Audio
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ISBN-13 9798200640041
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Gildan Media Corporation
Imprint Gildan Media Corporation
Released 1 Mar 2021
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio
Author(s) By Linden, David
By Linden, David J.
Read by Pratt, Sean
Read by James, Lloyd
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Assertiveness, Motivation & Self-Esteem
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 145mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 400g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Psychology
ONIX Text General/trade

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