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The pleasure of reading

Abstract:

Pleasure is central to life. While many species share some of the same brain networks for pleasure, there are clearly species-specific routes to pleasure, of which language and music are among the most important in humans. Reading and writing are very useful interfaces to these temporal human pleasures, which allow us to communicate, record, experience and imagine the hedonic experiences of other humans across time and space. While we have yet to fully understand the underlying neural mechani...

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Publisher copy:
10.1179/174327908X392889

Authors


Kringelbach, ML More by this author
Journal:
INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE REVIEWS
Volume:
33
Issue:
4
Pages:
321-335
Publication date:
2008-12-05
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EISSN:
1743-2790
ISSN:
0308-0188
URN:
uuid:293b90c4-e8b8-4346-bd59-21447bf7d9d7
Source identifiers:
139945
Local pid:
pubs:139945
Language:
English

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