Satisfaction

Sensation Seeking, Novelty, and the Science of Finding True Fulfillment
Product Number: EB00094588
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429900133
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Description

"A discussion that is meaty, contemporary and expansive...?erns artfully blends social critique with technical expertise."- The Washington Post Book World In a riveting narrative look at the brain and the power of novelty to satisfy it, Dr. Gregory Berns explores fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and evolutionary psychology to find answers to the fundamental question of how we can find a more satisfying way to think and live. We join Berns as he follows ultramarathoners across the Sierra Nevadas, enters a suburban S&M club to explore the deeper connection between pleasure and pain, partakes of a truly transporting meal, and ultimately returns home to face the challenge of incorporating novelty into a long-term relationship. In a narrative as compelling as its insights are trenchant, Satisfaction will convince you that the more complicated and even downright challenging a life you pursue, the more likely it is that you will be satisfied.

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Author(s): Gregory Berns
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2010

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