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.
|Publisher:||Gildan Media on Dreamscape Audio|
|Product dimensions:||6.04(w) x 5.04(h) x 1.13(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
David J. Linden is a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The author ofThe Accidental Mindwinner of a Silver Medal at the Independent Publisher's Book Awardshe serves as the editor in chief of the Journal of Neurophysiology. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Sean Pratt (AEA/SAG/AFTRA) has been a working professional actor in the theater, film, TV, and voice-overs for twenty-five years. He has been an audiobook narrator for seventeen years, has recorded over 700 books in almost every genre, and has received eight AudioFile magazine Earphones Awards and four Audie Award nominations from the Audio Publishers Association. For the last ten years, Sean has been helping actors, both students and professionals, to understand the complexities of the BIZ as well as reinvigorate and refocus their careers through his easy-to-understand, dynamic concepts.