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The Pleasure Instinct: Why We Crave Adventure, Chocolate, Pheromones, and Music #2020

The Pleasure Instinct: Why We Crave Adventure, Chocolate, Pheromones, and Music By Gene Wallenstein The Pleasure Instinct Why We Crave Adventure Chocolate Pheromones and Music An immensely fascinating look at the origins and evolutionary purpose of human pleasure From our enjoyment of music to our cravings for chocolate from our love for children and family to our attracti
  • Title: The Pleasure Instinct: Why We Crave Adventure, Chocolate, Pheromones, and Music
  • Author: Gene Wallenstein
  • ISBN: 9780471619154
  • Page: 402
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Pleasure Instinct: Why We Crave Adventure, Chocolate, Pheromones, and Music By Gene Wallenstein An immensely fascinating look at the origins and evolutionary purpose of human pleasure From our enjoyment of music to our cravings for chocolate, from our love for children and family to our attraction to things of beauty, this book embarks on an intriguing and accessible exploration of the purpose of pleasure in our lives and in human history How did pleasure evolve anAn immensely fascinating look at the origins and evolutionary purpose of human pleasure From our enjoyment of music to our cravings for chocolate, from our love for children and family to our attraction to things of beauty, this book embarks on an intriguing and accessible exploration of the purpose of pleasure in our lives and in human history How did pleasure evolve and why How does it develop in children How does the pursuit of pleasure play a critical role in brain development The Pleasure Instinct explores everything we need to know about our urge to feel good.
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    1. Finding new ways to pleasure ourselves rather than ponder its existence sounds very interesting He points out the staggering number of behaviors that exist and are intended to continue and maintain the reproductive success He explains that pleasure is compared to fear and fire but I found this part difficult to follow.Happiness and pleasure walk hand in hand, the author says and happiness is a gift when making the most of life or enjoying the simple things in life The pleasure we experience, he [...]


    2. This is usually the sort of book I adore, but I m afraid that this one couldn t hold my interest Each chapter started out with an interesting anecdote or case study, but then digressed into an alphabet soup of technical jargon Some writers are able to explain difficult concepts so that the layperson can understand them, and some writers just make a mess of it The difference between the first few pages of each chapter and the technical descriptions that followed were so jarring it was almost like [...]


    3. I love this stuff, but sometimes it s just not done well Wallenstein is probably an excellent researcher Not much of a writer The only things I highlighted were a few of the quotes at the beginning of chapters and some doubtless unpopular evo bio studies that suggest facially symmetrical people have greater heterozygosity at key loci in the major hisocompatibility complex Yeah, that s the kind of the wording we re looking at, here If you can punch through the overcompensating look Ma, I m an ac [...]


    4. Instinctively pleasurable Quite the pleasurable read, _The Pleasure Instinct_ illuminates the role of pleasure from both an evolutionary and developmental perspective The author does a remarkable job in presenting his thesis that the pleasure instinct helps fine tune the brain by guiding us towards the sensory experiences that are the most critical for normal brain development in a way continually informs and entertains With chapters such as For the Love of Chocolate In Praise of Odors and Homo [...]


    5. It sounds like it might be interesting, right No Truly so very booooooooooooooooring Mr Wallenstein has the dubious talent of taking a subject that could have been intriguing and then spent what felt like hours explaining how pleasure receptors started in the brains of our first primitive ancestors Every single chapter followed that line of thinking Too scientifically wordy for the day to day reader I m not implying he needs to dumb it down, just try to inject some sort of intrest factor Yawn I [...]


    6. the book aim to explain pleasure as a development mechanism Although the theory was interesting it was a little too specific for me There are a lot of biological references that made the argumentation difficult to follow I would reccomend it to professionals or at least to someone with a strong scientific education.


    7. THIS BOOK EXPLAINS HOW THE PLEASURE IS RELATED TO SURVIVAL IT DOESN T TALK ABOUT ONLY ABOUT SEX, IT COVER MANY ASPECTS OF PLEASURE FROM COLORS TO SOUNDS AND MORE VERY INTERESTING Este libro explica c mo el placer se relaciona con la supervivencia No habla solo sobre el sexo, abarcan muchos aspectos de placer desde el color hasta sonidos y m s MUY INTERESANTE.


    8. Explains the neuroscience behind the perception of pleasure in terms that a lay person can understand Material could easily apply to classroom experiences based on the learning Bandura s learning theory.


    9. Pretty easy read with some interesting but not ground shaking information about the senses and their evolution Particularly interesting and relevent to me with a brand new baby in the house the same as the author as he explains what s happening during his son s development.


    10. Not really what I was expecting Did not hold my interest very well and was not written like a popular science book despite looking like that is what it was meant to be Lots of information in here, but conveyed in a dull way with only a few chapters that really kept me interested.



    11. Phenomenal I was engrossed in the science, the psychology, and the story telling of Dr Wallenstein It was SO GOOD


    12. Probably the best popular science book I ve read in a long time I loved the blend of evolutionary psychology and neuroscience.



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