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Robert

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  • How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Paul Bloom
    • Narrated By Jeremy Johnson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (447)
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    (121)
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    (120)

    Yale psychologist Paul Bloom presents a striking new vision of the pleasures of everyday life. The thought of sex with a virgin is intensely arousing for many men. The average American spends over four hours a day watching television. Abstract art can sell for millions of dollars. Young children enjoy playing with imaginary friends and can be comforted by security blankets. People slow their cars to look at gory accidents, and go to movies that make them cry.

    Robert says: "Easy to understand, well read."
    "Easy to understand, well read."
    Overall

    Though most of the content isn't new for those exposed to the recent wave of mass market books on cognitive neuroscience, this is the clearest and easiest to understand. Bloom did a terrific job organizing the material and illustrating concepts with good examples. All in all, this is very accessible to the average reader.
    Johnson's narration is well-paced and enjoyable.
    The credits listed were many, but that's the way it is for academics -- everyone involved in the research deserves acknowledgment. Bloom is essentially a primary source for much of the material, so this understandable.

    39 of 43 people found this review helpful

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