Books David J. Linden Books by David J. Linden David J. Linden has written books about: Nonfiction Science & Health Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about David J. Linden iStockphoto Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Taking A Good Look At Touch February 20, 2015 David J. Linden's new book on touch brings into focus all the things we still don't understand about the neural basis of this sense, says commentator Alva Noë. Fingertips, David Linden explains, are filled with different sorts of sensors for detecting different types of touch, including one that notes texture and fine little bumps. Another type perks up at vibration. Laughing Stock/Corbis hide caption toggle caption Laughing Stock/Corbis Shots - Health News Fingertips To Hair Follicles: Why 'Touch' Triggers Pleasure And Pain Fresh Air February 3, 2015 In his latest book, neuroscientist David Linden explains the science of touch. He tells Fresh Air how pain protects, why fingertips are so sensitive and why you can't read Braille with your genitals. Fingertips To Hair Follicles: Why 'Touch' Triggers Pleasure And Pain Listen · 36:18 36:18 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/383426166/383560458" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Author Interviews 'The Compass Of Pleasure': Why Some Things Feel So Good Fresh Air June 23, 2011 In his new book, The Compass of Pleasure, neuroscientist David Linden maps out the brain's relationship with pleasure and addiction. From junk food to sex to gambling, Linden explains that addictions are actually rooted in the brain's inability to feel pleasure. 'Compass Of Pleasure': Why Some Things Feel So Good Listen · 35:25 35:25 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/137348338/137371579" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Chris Silas Neal Critics' Lists: Summer 2011 Insane Science: 5 New Books That Explain The Brain June 7, 2011 From religion to pornography and die-hard optimists to remorseless sociopaths, reading about neuroscience can be a lot more fun than dodging volleyballs on a beach. Here are five brainy picks that are sure to make for some sizzling summer reads.