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  • Dopamine
  • Researchers noted that while the pleasure center was activated throughout the music, getting chills from particular passages caused a spike in dopamine during and in the few seconds preceding it. (go.com)
  • Addictive drugs ( cocaine , nicotine , and the opiate s, specifically) desensitize the dopamine responsive areas of the brain , which in many cases are also responsible for pleasure. (everything2.com)
  • In healthy women without an eating disorder, amphetamine-induced release of dopamine was related to feelings of extreme pleasure in a part of the brain known as a "reward" center. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • reward
  • Based upon the incentive salience model of reward - the attractive and motivational property of a stimulus that induces approach behavior and consummatory behavior - an intrinsic reward has two components: a "wanting" or desire component that is reflected in approach behavior, and a "liking" or pleasure component that is reflected in consummatory behavior. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pleasure is a component of reward, but not all rewards are pleasurable (e.g., money does not elicit pleasure unless this response is conditioned). (wikipedia.org)
  • Why music has evolved to stimulate a similar pleasure reward is not as straightforward. (go.com)
  • As the theory goes, there is a place (or places) in the medial forebrain that, when stimulate d, produces a pleasure / reward sensation for a person. (everything2.com)
  • Corazonin also boosted the flies' production of neuropeptide F (NPF), a brain transmitter that is a handy barometer for levels of pleasure and reward . (newscientist.com)
  • hire
  • 132BC), the words "commodity or article" for sale or hire in a pleasure ground refer to any tangible article offered for sale or hire, but do not include fee-charging personal instruction or coaching services. (gov.hk)
  • hedonic
  • After years of experimentation, Berridge isolated a pleasure circuit in the brains of rodents, which hinged on knots of neurons near the brainstem he dubbed "hedonic hot spots. (slate.com)
  • free
  • Featuring free WiFi, Western Pleasure Guest Ranch offers accommodations in Sandpoint. (booking.com)
  • Children who read for pleasure are likely to do better in maths and English than those who rarely read in their free time, research suggests. (bbc.co.uk)
  • psychological
  • The early psychological concept of pleasure, the pleasure principle , describes it as a positive feedback mechanism that motivates the organism to recreate the situation it has just found pleasurable, and to avoid past situations that caused pain . (wikipedia.org)
  • This edited volume covers a range of implications of this truth about drinking - cultural variations of the meaning of pleasure, American attitudes towards it, the relationship of pleasure (and drinking) to psychological and physical health, the policy implications of pleasure (for example, in terms of quality of life), how pleasure in drinking impacts drinking problems and their avoidance, and other topics. (peele.net)
  • experiment
  • This has been demonstrated in rats , which will push a lever -- more than 6000 times an hour, depending on the parameters of the experiment -- that stimulates their so-called pleasure center . (everything2.com)
  • view
  • James Olds, a behavioral scientist who pioneered pleasure research in the 1950s, thought this was a dismal way to view existence because it dismissed the finer things in life. (slate.com)
  • Here I can only offer up my own view of what pleasure is. (sciencechatforum.com)
  • brain
  • Like the other basic tastes, the ability to detect sugars is evolutionarily ancient, and its brain circuitry may be the foundation on which other, more complex pleasures are built. (slate.com)
  • Both craving and pleasure emanate from deep in the brain, in the realm of instinct and reflex. (slate.com)
  • behavior
  • How pleasure works-and indeed, its exact purpose in eating and human behavior-is a hotly disputed topic among scientists. (slate.com)
  • sure
  • This special garden oasis in Pleasure Point will be sure to impress. (vrbo.com)
  • Sure, Pleasure Island has resembled a ghost town for two years, but now it's officially dead. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Relief and pleasure were behavioral rewards-important, sure, but since they came afterward, secondary. (slate.com)
  • happiness
  • I need money for some semblance of 'happiness', and I need pleasure to orgasm, yet the pursuit of money defies the pleasure paradox, in that it is an indirect effect and is not subject to the law of diminishing returns.So can money be considered an end, instead of a means, and can the pleasure paradox even be applied to money? (sciencechatforum.com)
  • Live
  • Just a quick heads-up: I'm going to be on the radio show Geeky Pleasures live Friday night, June 10, at 10:00 p.m. (slate.com)
  • great
  • More a historical document than a great LP, Music for Pleasure 's highlights include "Politics," "Alone," "Your Eyes," and "Creep (You Can't Fool Me). (allmusic.com)
  • Lock in a great price for Western Pleasure Guest Ranch - rated 9.3 by recent guests! (booking.com)
  • Music
  • Produced, for numerous arcane reasons, by Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason , the second Damned album, Music for Pleasure , was considered a disaster at the time and led to their being dropped from Stiff and their first break-up. (allmusic.com)
  • original
  • The original Pleasure Beach was built on the sand dunes along the promenade and consisted of a few roundabouts, a Bicycle Railway and several Gypsy stalls. (wikipedia.org)
  • The original question was more focused on the pursuit of money, not what money can get you, remember how I was relating it to the original problem of the pleasure paradox, which says pleasure cannot be pursued endlessly. (sciencechatforum.com)
  • Problem
  • Kent Berridge , a neuroscientist at the University of Michigan, began working on the pleasure problem in the 1980s. (slate.com)
  • person
  • If a person receives pleasure from the earning of money, there can be no diminishing returns, because the amount of money that can be earned is limitless. (sciencechatforum.com)
  • Can a person pursue money, instead of boats, and cars, and other things, and can the pleasure paradox be applied to this pursuit. (sciencechatforum.com)
  • cases
  • b) According to records, in the past three years there have been no cases of users' rights to use a pleasure ground managed by LCSD being revoked due to violation of the Regulation. (gov.hk)
  • years
  • Pleasure Palate has been around for over 7 years now and in that time we have had over 1,800 events. (meetup.com)
  • little
  • You sip it not just to fill your stomach, or even to wake up, but to get a little pleasure and satisfaction. (slate.com)
  • album
  • Schneider's insistence on bulking up this collection with a dozen vocoder and mellotron interludes makes New Magnetic Wonder a tougher slog than a pleasure-pop album should be, but he still gives every indication that he can crank out those seamless three-minute wonders whenever he feels like it, which is most of the time. (sacurrent.com)