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David J. Linden is a professor of neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The author of The Accidental Mind--winner of a Silver Medal at the Independent Publisher's Book Awards--he serves as the editor in chief of the Journal of Neurophysiology. He lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
"A hugely entertaining look at why we enjoy the things we enjoy. ... There's hardcore biology here, but it's tempered with personal anecdotes, penetrating observations and quotes from the likes of comedian Mitch Hedberg and Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. If you're science-phobic, don't worry: Linden is incredibly smart, but comes across as the funny, patient professor you wish you'd had in college." -"National Public Radio", Michael Schaub "This cheerful summary of the brain's reward system is a profound experience... "Pleasure" is a superb book. My brain has been changed by reading it." -"The Guardian" (UK), Leo Benedictus