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How Pleasure Works: The New Science of Why We Like What We Like
 
 
Author
Paul Bloom.
Publisher Bodley Head  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.75 x 5.55 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781847921437
Pages/Publication Date 280/2010
Daedalus Item Code 32319
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Some teenagers enjoy cutting themselves with razors; some men pay good money to be spanked by prostitutes; and some children enjoy playing with imaginary friends and can be comforted by security blankets. In this revealing book, Paul Bloom, author of How Children Learn, examines the science behind these curious desires, attractions, and tastes, covering everything from the animal instincts of sex and food to the uniquely human taste for art, music, and stories. Drawing on insights from child development, philosophy, neuroscience, and behavioral economics, Bloom shows how certain universal habits of the human mind explain what we like and why we like it.
 
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