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

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

David J. Linden


[b]A best mind scientist's examine the neurobiology of pleasure-and how pleasures can develop into addictions.[\b]

Whether consuming, shooting up, carrying out intercourse, or doing solid deeds, the pursuit of delight is a primary force of the human animal. In [i]The Compass of Pleasure[\i] Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how excitement impacts us on the so much basic point: in our brain.

As he did in his award-winning ebook, [i]The unintended Mind[\i], Linden combines state of the art technological know-how with unique anecdotes to light up the resource of the behaviors which can lead us to ecstasy yet which could simply turn into compulsive. Why are medicinal drugs like nicotine and heroin addictive whereas LSD isn't really? Why has the quest for secure urge for food suppressants been this kind of unhappiness? The [i]Compass of Pleasure[\i] concludes with a provocative attention of delight sooner or later, while it can be attainable to turn on our excitement circuits at will and in completely novel patterns.

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