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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
    • By: David J. Linden
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 337
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      4 out of 5 stars 259
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      4 out of 5 stars 265

    A leading brain scientist's look at the neurobiology of pleasure-and how pleasures can become addictions. Whether eating, taking drugs, engaging in sex, or doing good deeds, the pursuit of pleasure is a central drive of the human animal. In The Compass of Pleasure Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level: in our brain.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Holy smokes! This is a clinical journal.

    • By J Emmons on 07-18-11
    • How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good
    • By: David J. Linden
    • Narrated by: Sean Pratt
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Release date: 05-31-11
    • 4 out of 5 stars 337 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Touch: The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind

    • By: David J. Linden
    • Narrated by: John Pruden
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 43
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      4 out of 5 stars 36
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Accessible in its wit and clarity, Touch explores scientific advances in the understanding of touch that help explain our sense of self and our experience of the world. From skin to nerves to brain, the organization of the body's touch circuits powerfully influences our lives - affecting everything from consumer choice to sexual intercourse, tool use to the origins of language, chronic pain to healing. Interpersonal touch is crucial to social bonding and individual development.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing science of tactile feedback

    • By Fram on 04-06-15

    Regular price: $23.09

    • The Accidental Mind

    • How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God
    • By: David J. Linden
    • Narrated by: Ray Porter
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 294
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      4 out of 5 stars 189
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      4 out of 5 stars 188

    You've probably seen it before: a human brain dramatically lit from the side, the camera circling it like a helicopter shot of Stonehenge, and a modulated baritone voice exalting the brain's elegant design in reverent tones... to which this book says: Pure nonsense.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best general-public Brain Science book to date

    • By Francisco on 02-14-11

    Regular price: $25.00

    • Touch

    • The Science of Hand, Heart, and Mind
    • By: David J. Linden
    • Narrated by: Adrian Mulraney
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Why can't we tickle ourselves? Why do footballers who hug score more goals? Why does holding a hot coffee make us feel more positively about people? Touch is the sense that makes us human. It defines our experiences, shapes our sense of self and bonds us together. It is the first sense to start working in utero. If you are deprived of the sense of sight or hearing from birth, you will still be able to live a rich and fruitful life.

    Regular price: $19.09