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The Aesthetic BrainHow We Evolved to Desire Beauty and Enjoy Art$
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Anjan Chatterjee, MD

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199811809

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199811809.001.0001

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The logic of pleasure

The logic of pleasure

(p.109) Chapter 6 The logic of pleasure
The Aesthetic Brain

Anjan Chatterjee

Oxford University Press

All creatures that move, approach the things they need and avoid the things they think will cause them harm. This approach-and-avoidance behavior is the fundamental axis around which more complicated actions get organized. For humans, pleasure fuels much of our approach behavior. Pleasure profoundly affects how we live as individuals and how we evolved as a species.

Keywords:   evolved, pleasure, behavior, approach, avoidance

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