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Scientists locate brain circuit that triggers pleasure response

Researchers have confirmed that the central amygdala, located deep within the brain, is connected with fear and responses to unpleasant events. The team has also detected a circuit within this structure that reacts to rewarding events.

Dopamine - a pleasure and reward hormone? It's one big story

Storrs Mansfield - Dopamine is well-known as the pleasure hormone. One scientist who has researched its effects for decades says this isn't so; it's a "story" and says the claims that dopamine directly increases pleasure are untrue if literature is examined closely.

Peeps survey pokes into the pleasure of holiday treats

The Peeps have spoken. Or at least those who filled out a survey did. They answered some timely questions about these treats.

Sex: Some things you should know by age 40

Most people are interested in having a satisfying sex life. By the time we reach the age of 40, we should have a good amount of knowledge concerning what turns each other on.

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