The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods...Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good

The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods...Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good

by David J. Linden

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Overview

The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods...Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good by David J. Linden, Sean Pratt

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781520019925
Publisher: Gildan Media on Dreamscape Audio
Publication date: 06/21/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 884,496
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 Mind—winner of a Silver Medal at the Independent Publisher's Book Awards—he 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.

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