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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
by David J. Linden


Overview - From the New York Times bestselling author comes a "hugely entertaining" (NPR.org) look at vice and virtue through cutting-edge science

As 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.  Read more...


 
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Overview
From the New York Times bestselling author comes a "hugely entertaining" (NPR.org) look at vice and virtue through cutting-edge science

As 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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780143120759
  • ISBN-10: 0143120751
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: April 2012
  • Page Count: 240
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.39 x 5.52 x 0.64 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.45 pounds


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