David J. Linden

July 19, 2011

David J. Linden, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His laboratory has worked for many years on the cellular substrates of memory storage in the brain and a few other topics. You can see a list of some of his lab’s recent scientific papers here. He has a longstanding interest in scientific communication and serves as the Chief Editor of the Journal of Neurophysiology.

He is the author of The Compass of Pleasure, published April 14, 2011, which explores the biology of vice and virtue in the brain’s pleasure circuits. You may read an excerpt from it here. If you like, you can read about his previous book, The Accidental Mind (Harvard/Belknap, 2007).

See blog posts by this author:
The Singularity is Far: A Neuroscientist's View
See selected books by this author:
The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God
The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good