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

Hardcover, 230 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $26.95 | purchase

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The Compass of Pleasure
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How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good
Author
David J. Linden

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The award-winning author of The Accidental Mind shares insights into how the experience of pleasure is chemically processed by the human brain, combining entertaining anecdotes with cutting-edge scientific findings to explain how pleasurable activities can become compulsive behaviors. 25,000 first printing.