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Sunday, March 04, 2012


Talk About Pleasure and the Brain 3/4

What: Pleasure
Pleasure has made us who we are today! We wouldn't have survived as a species if the circuitry in our brains didn't make activities like eating food and having sex pleasurable. But what about other activities? How does the brain react to tactile stimuli when enjoying art? Join David Linden as he talks about how we activate pleasure circuits through a range of activities like exercising, caring for others and enjoying art. What do they have in common?  
The Walters Art Museum, Graham Auditorium
Sunday, March 4, 2–3 p.m.
Media Contact:
Amy Mannarino, 410-547-9000, ext. 277,
Photo Credit & Image Link:
Anonymous (Italian), Modest Venus (Venus Pudica), ca. 1500, bronze with dark brown lacquer patina, silver, 26.7 cm, The Walters Art Museum, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore