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The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good (Audio) - David J. Linden, Sean Pratt
The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good (Audio)
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David J. Linden, Narrated by Sean Pratt,MP3 Book - Unabridged, English-language edition,Pub by Gildan Media Corp on 05-23-2011
David J. Linden, Narrated by Sean Pratt,MP3 Book - Unabridged, English-language edition,Pub by Gildan Media Corp on 05-23-2011
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781596598317 (159659831X)
Publisher: Your Coach Digital
Edition language: English
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hpagano
hpagano rated it
3.0 The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good
This book was mostly about addiction, and talked a lot about drugs. I was hoping more time would be spent discussing how pleasure functions in a healthy, positive way, and then also learning about the flip side. It certainly had a few interesting insights about addiction, but the interesting bits ...
Osho
Osho rated it
A nice pop-but-somewhat-technical book on dopamine. I found it easy to follow, but it is neurochemically focused and probably requires some familiarity with brain function.
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
4.0 The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good
I should have been a neuroscientist. I love this stuff so much! Linden does a great job here of explaining without either oversimplifying or obfuscating. I learned a lot about the pleasure circuitry of the brain. Perhaps my favorite bit was near the end, where Linden takes on Kurzweil's singularity ...
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