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Linden, David J. 1961-

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Works: 21 works in 56 publications in 8 languages and 3,623 library holdings
Genres: Popular works 
Classifications: QP376, 612.82
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Most widely held works by David J Linden
The accidental mind by David J Linden ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,949 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 )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,228 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 accidental mind : how brain evolution has given us love, memory, dreams, and God by David J Linden ( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 98 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 56 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
Das Gehirn - ein Unfall der Natur : und warum es dennoch funktioniert by David J Linden ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Genot als kompas : hoe ons brein maakt dat we vet voedsel, orgasmes, sporten, marihuana, wodka, leren en gokken zo prettig vinden by David J Linden ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 33 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 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
El cerebro accidental : la evolución de la mente y el origen de los sentimientos by David J Linden ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kaikan kairo : naze kimochiii noka naze yamerarenai noka by David J Linden ( Book )
2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 5 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 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tsugihagidarake no nō to kokoro : Nō no shinka wa ikani ai kioku yume kami o motarashitanoka by David J Linden ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Jin hua de da nao : fu yu wo men ai qing, ji yi he mei meng by David J Linden ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 )
1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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 (33)
German (6)
Spanish (5)
Japanese (4)
Chinese (4)
French (1)
Italian (1)
Dutch (1)
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