Kathy's Reviews > The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good

The Compass of Pleasure by David J. Linden
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Jun 30, 2011

really liked it

Very interesting though I won't pretend to have understood it all. Reminded me of Kessler's End to Overeating-overcoming addictive behavior is not just a matter of willpower but rather changing how your brain responds (no small task). Furthermore, some people are just far more susceptible to addictive behavior than others. I felt enlightened and I guess lucky that for the most part I don't personally have to deal with this much. Definitely worth reading if you are at all interested in neuroscience.
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