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              Books by David J. Linden

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              Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind
               

              Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Linden, David J.; Read by Mulraney, Adrian; Producer Nguyen, Yen; Starbuck, Nick

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              In Touch, David J. Linden reveals the astonishing secrets of our senses, and how to harness them to change your personal and professional life. Why can't we tickle ourselves? Why do footballers who hug score more goals? Why does holding a hot coffee make us feel more positively a...bout people? Touch is the sense that makes us human. It defines our experiences, shapes our sense of self, and bonds us together. It is the first sense to start working in utero. If you are deprived of the sense of sight or hearing from birth, you will still be able to live a rich and fruitful life. But depriving a baby of the sense of social touch has dramatic consequences: if they are not regularly touched and cared for, they will develop higher lifelong levels of stress, their personality will be more fearful, and they will be less likely to explore the world. In Touch, renowned neuroscientist David J. Linden shows how this overlooked sense actually shapes all our lives. Blending surprising stories and cutting-edge research on pleasure and pain, he takes us on a mesmerising journey into our senses. From why brushing fingers with a waiter will make you leave a larger tip to why choosing a warm drink in a job interview improves your chances, Touch is full of astonishing discoveries. Reading it will change how you see - and touch - the world.
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              ISBN 9781486298600
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2015
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Think Tank: Forty Neuroscientists Explore the Biological Roots of Human Experience

              Think Tank: Forty Neuroscientists Explore the Biological Roots of Human Experience (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Linden, David J.

              • RRP: $30.99
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              <![CDATA[A spirited collection of essays by cutting-edge neuroscientists that irreverently explores the quirky and counterintuitive aspects of brain function Neuroscientist David J. Linden approached leading brain researchers and asked each the same question: "What idea about bra...in function would you most like to explain to the world?" Their responses make up this one???of???a???kind collection of popular science essays that seeks to expand our knowledge of the human mind and its possibilities. The contributors, whose areas of expertise include human behavior, molecular genetics, evolutionary biology, and comparative anatomy, address a host of fascinating topics ranging from personality to perception, to learning, to beauty, to love and sex. The manner in which individual experiences can dramatically change our brains' makeup is explored. Professor Linden and his contributors open a new window onto the landscape of the human mind and into the cutting???edge world of neuroscience with a fascinating and enlightening compilation that science enthusiasts and professionals alike will find accessible and enjoyable.]]>
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              ISBN 9780300248524
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
              Publisher Yale University Press
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              Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Junk Food, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, and Gambling Feel So Good

              Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Junk Food, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, and Gambling Feel So Good (Paperback)

              By Linden, David J.

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              A leading brain scientist's look at the neurobiology of pleasure - and how pleasures become addictions

              ISBN 9781851688975
              Released NZ 1 Feb 2012
              Publisher Oneworld Publications
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind
               

              Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Linden, David J.; Read by Mulraney, Adrian; Producer Nguyen, Yen; Starbuck, Nick

              • RRP: $29.99
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              In Touch, David J. Linden reveals the astonishing secrets of our senses, and how to harness them to change your personal and professional life. Why can't we tickle ourselves? Why do footballers who hug score more goals? Why does holding a hot coffee make us feel more positively a...bout people? Touch is the sense that makes us human. It defines our experiences, shapes our sense of self, and bonds us together. It is the first sense to start working in utero. If you are deprived of the sense of sight or hearing from birth, you will still be able to live a rich and fruitful life. But depriving a baby of the sense of social touch has dramatic consequences: if they are not regularly touched and cared for, they will develop higher lifelong levels of stress, their personality will be more fearful, and they will be less likely to explore the world. In Touch, renowned neuroscientist David J. Linden shows how this overlooked sense actually shapes all our lives. Blending surprising stories and cutting-edge research on pleasure and pain, he takes us on a mesmerising journey into our senses. From why brushing fingers with a waiter will make you leave a larger tip to why choosing a warm drink in a job interview improves your chances, Touch is full of astonishing discoveries. Reading it will change how you see - and touch - the world.
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              ISBN 9781486298617
              Published NZ 1 Aug 2015
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              Touch: The Science of the Sense that Makes Us Human

              Touch: The Science of the Sense that Makes Us Human (Paperback)

              By Linden, David J.

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              Exploring the many surprising facts and myths about our sense of touch, this book reveals how it defines us - and how, by understanding it, we can better know ourselves.

              ISBN 9780241184066
              Released NZ 18 Apr 2016
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind
                

              Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Linden, David J.; Read by Pruden, John

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              David J. Linden, a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and the bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure, presents an engaging and fascinating examination of how the interface between our sense of touch and our emotional responses affects our social interactions as well as our gener...al health and development. Accessible in its wit and clarity, Touch explores scientific advances in the understanding of touch that help explain our sense of self and our experience of the world. From skin to nerves to brain, the organization of the body's touch circuits powerfully influences our lives--affecting everything from consumer choice to sexual intercourse, tool use to the origins of language, chronic pain to healing. Interpersonal touch is crucial to social bonding and individual development. Linden lucidly explains how sensory and emotional context work together to distinguish between perceptions of what feels good and what feels bad. Linking biology and behavioral science, Linden offers an entertaining and enlightening answer to how we feel in every sense of the word.
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              ISBN 9798200034130
              Publisher Tantor Audio
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              Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind
                

              Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Linden, David J.; Read by Pruden, John

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              David J. Linden, a Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and the bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure, presents an engaging and fascinating examination of how the interface between our sense of touch and our emotional responses affects our social interactions as well as our gener...al health and development. Accessible in its wit and clarity, Touch explores scientific advances in the understanding of touch that help explain our sense of self and our experience of the world. From skin to nerves to brain, the organization of the body's touch circuits powerfully influences our lives--affecting everything from consumer choice to sexual intercourse, tool use to the origins of language, chronic pain to healing. Interpersonal touch is crucial to social bonding and individual development. Linden lucidly explains how sensory and emotional context work together to distinguish between perceptions of what feels good and what feels bad. Linking biology and behavioral science, Linden offers an entertaining and enlightening answer to how we feel in every sense of the word.
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              ISBN 9798200034116
              Publisher Tantor Audio
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              Touch: The Science of the Hand, Heart, and Mind
               

              Touch: The Science of the Hand, Heart, and Mind (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Linden, David J.

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              The New York Times bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure examines how our sense of touch is interconnected with our emotions Dual-function receptors in our skin make mint feel cool and chili peppers hot. Without the brain s dedicated centers for emotional touch, an orgasm... would feel more like a sneeze convulsive, but not especially nice. From skin to nerves to brain, the organization of our body s touch circuits is a complex and often counterintuitive system that affects everything from our social interactions to our general health and development. In Touch, neuroscientist and bestselling author David J. Linden explores this critical interface between our bodies and the outside world, between ourselves and others. Along the way, he answers such questions as: Why do women have more refined detection with their fingertips than men? Is there a biological basis for the use of acupuncture to relieve pain?How do drugs like Ecstasy heighten and motivate sensual touch?Why can t we tickle ourselves? Linking biology and behavioral science, Touch offers an entertaining and enlightening answer to how we feel in every sense of the word.
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              ISBN 9780143128441
              Publisher Penguin
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              Unique: The New Science of Human Individuality
               

              Unique: The New Science of Human Individuality (Hardback)

              By Linden, David J.

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              The science of what makes you, you

              ISBN 9781541698888
              Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God

              The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Linden, David J.

              • RRP: $59.99
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              Counters the assumption that the brain is a paragon of design - and offers an explanation of how the brain's serendipitous evolution has resulted in nothing short of our humanity.

              ISBN 9780674030589
              Released NZ 15 Dec 2008
              Publisher Harvard University Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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