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Linden, David J. 1961-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 65 publications in 8 languages and 3,795 library holdings
Genres: Popular works 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: QP376, 612.82
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David J Linden
The accidental mind by David J Linden( Book )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A guide to the strange and often illogal world of neural function, 'The accidendal mind' shows how the brain is not an optimized, general-purpose problem-solving machine, but rather a weird agglomeration of ad-hoc solutions that have been piled on through millions of years of evolutionary history. Moreover Linden tells us how the constraints of evolved brain design have ultimately led to almost every transcendent human foible : our long childhoods, our extensnsive memory capacity, our search for love and long-term relationships, our need to create compelling narrative, and ultimately, the universal cultural impulse to create both religious and scientific explanations. With forays into evolutionary biology, this analysis of mental function answers some of our most common questions about how we've come to be who we are." - book jacket
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( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Dutch and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. Here, Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level: in our brain. As he did in The Accidental Mind, Linden combines cutting-edge science with entertaining anecdotes to illuminate the source of the behaviors that can lead us to ecstasy but that can easily become compulsive. Why are drugs like nicotine and heroin addictive while LSD is not? Why has the search for safe appetite suppressants been such a disappointment? The Compass of Pleasure concludes with a provocative consideration of pleasure in the future, when it may be possible to activate our pleasure circuits at will and in entirely novel patterns.--From publisher description
Pleasure : how our brains make junk food, exercise, marijuana, generosity, and gambling feel so good by David J Linden( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. Here, Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level: in our brain. As he did in The Accidental Mind, Linden combines cutting-edge science with entertaining anecdotes to illuminate the source of the behaviors that can lead us to ecstasy but that can easily become compulsive. Why are drugs like nicotine and heroin addictive while LSD is not? Why has the search for safe appetite suppressants been such a disappointment? The Compass of Pleasure concludes with a provocative consideration of pleasure in the future, when it may be possible to activate our pleasure circuits at will and in entirely novel patterns.--From publisher description
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( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. Here, Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David J. Linden explains how pleasure affects us at the most fundamental level: in our brain. As he did in The Accidental Mind, Linden combines cutting-edge science with entertaining anecdotes to illuminate the source of the behaviors that can lead us to ecstasy but that can easily become compulsive. Why are drugs like nicotine and heroin addictive while LSD is not? Why has the search for safe appetite suppressants been such a disappointment? The Compass of Pleasure concludes with a provocative consideration of pleasure in the future, when it may be possible to activate our pleasure circuits at will and in entirely novel patterns.--From publisher description
Looking back on BASICS by David J Linden( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High : woher die guten Gefühle kommen by David J Linden( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Was hat ein köstliches Essen mit einem Dauerlauf zu tun? Oder eine großzügige Spende mit dem Nervenkitzel beim Roulette? Ist es für unser Wohlbefinden herzlich egal, ob es durch Liebe oder Arbeit zustande kommt? Wie entstehen eigentlich die guten, die "Hochgefühle"? Anhand vieler anschaulicher Beispiele klärt uns der renommierte amerikanische Neurowissenschaftler David J. Linden darüber auf, was in unserem Gehirn geschieht, wenn wir Freude, Vergnügen und Lust empfinden. Dabei macht er eine erstaunliche Entdeckung: So verschieden kann die Lust am Essen von der Freude, die wir etwa beim Sport oder sogar beim Lernen verspüren, gar nicht sein. Denn alle diese Tätigkeiten senden neurale Signale aus, die in derselben Hirnregion zusammenlaufen, im sogenannten Belohnungszentrum. Es vermittelt uns sogar das Hochgefühl, das wir etwa bei Meditation erleben oder auch, wenn wir für einen guten Zweck tief in die Tasche greifen. Doch dieses Wohlfühlzentrum, das uns mit Vergnügen, Spaß und guten Gefühlen versorgt, hat auch eine dunkle Seite. Denn künstliche Stimulantia wie Nikotin, Alkohol oder Drogen nutzen die Vorgänge im Belohnungszentrum ebenfalls. Neueste Forschungsergebnisse sprechen dafür, dass hier die Süchte mit all ihren schlimmen Auswirkungen entstehen. Wir mögen es bedauern, aber unser Gehirn scheint zwischen Tugend und Laster erst einmal keinen Unterschied zu machen. Die Lust ist unser Kompass, egal welchen Pfad wir wählen. Doch hat diese Erkenntnis auch einen positiven Aspekt: Sie kann uns durchaus helfen, Abhängigkeiten nicht nur besser zu verstehen, sondern sie auch wirksamer zu therapieren
Yu yue de mi mi : jie kai ren lei cheng yin zhi mi by David J Linden( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Touch : the science of hand, heart, and mind by David J Linden( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The New York Times bestselling author examines how our sense of touch and emotion are interconnected Johns Hopkins neuroscientist and bestselling author of The Compass of Pleasure, David J. Linden presents an engaging and fascinating examination of how the interface between our sense of touch and our emotional responses affects our social interactions as well as our general health and development. 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. Linden lucidly explains how sensory and emotional context work together to distinguish between perceptions of what feels good and what feels bad. Linking biology and behavioral science, Linden offers an entertaining and enlightening answer to how we feel in every sense of the word"--
La bussola del piacere : ovvero perché junk food, sesso, sudore, marijuana, vodka e gioco d'azzardo ci fanno sentire bene by David J Linden( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La sfera del piacere è sempre stata costretta da regole. Attraverso leggi, precetti religiosi e morali tutte le società hanno voluto imporre un confine che separasse il piacere dal vizio e quindi il modo in cui affrontarne il "lato oscuro": la dipendenza. Le moderne tecniche d'indagine sul nostro cervello raccontano però una storia diversa; e ci dicono che molti comportamenti che consideriamo virtuosi, come pregare o fare beneficenza, attivano lo stesso circuito neurale su cui agiscono, per esempio, le droghe e l'alcol, e che la dipendenza non è frutto di una scarsa forza di volontà bensì un disturbo di natura fisiologica. I confini di cosa è bene e cosa è male, di cosa separa il socialmente accettabile dal moralmente deplorevole sono quindi, nella realtà scientifica, molto più sfumati di quanto pensassimo. Una sfida notevole, quella lanciata dalle neuroscienze, che ci porta a ripensare gli aspetti culturali, morali e giuridici che danno forma alla nostra identità e alla nostra presenza all'interno della società. (Alice)
Kaikan kairo : naze kimochiii noka naze yamerarenai noka by David J Linden( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tous addicts ! : mécanismes du plaisir et de la dépendance by David J Linden( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brain control : developments in therapy and implications for society by David Linden( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"With the burden of brain disorders increasing worldwide, there has been a resurgence of interest in techniques to control the brain and thereby improve its function. Yet how realistic are these expectations and what are the ethical implications? This book reviews the main techniques that can enable patients to use their brains for communication and control and doctors to modify brain function. It explains how paralysed patients may be helped through brain reading, how brain stimulation can help to improve Parkinson's disease and certain mental disorders and how patients can be trained to regulate their own brain activity through neurofeedback. Brain Control situates the application of these techniques within ethical and legal debates on the principles of autonomy and fairness, and suggests ethical standards for their future development"--
Yu yue de mi mi by David J Linden( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The biology of psychological disorders by David Linden( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Covering a broad range of psychological disorders, their biological underpinnings, and the latest principles of pharmacological treatment, The Biology of Psychological Disorders is essential reading for students specialising in biological psychology, or seeking to contextualize their studies of cognitive and clinical neuroscience"--Provided by publisher
Brainwave ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Whether consuming chocolate, 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. The master chocolatier Jacques Torres provides the audience with samples of his most mouthwatering selections to allow participants to both experience pleasure while the process itself is being discussed
La mente casuale : come l'evoluzione del cervello ci ha dato l'amore, la memoria, i sogni e Dio by David J Linden( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Brainwave memory ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Novelist Rivka Galchen sought to enter the mind of a psychiatrist in her first prize-winning novel (Atmospheric Disturbances) that addressed memory and identity. Here with Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David Linden, she ventures into her own mind, in particular her memory in search of her literary influences
Working memory influences on auditory novelty processing in the human brain by Iria San Miguel Insua( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Linden, David 1961-
リンデン, デイビッド・J
Languages
English (38)
German (6)
Japanese (6)
Spanish (5)
Chinese (4)
Italian (4)
French (1)
Dutch (1)
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