Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll: The Science of Hedonism and the Hedonism of Science

By Zoe Cormier

What led scientists to have acrobats copulate within an MRI laptop? Why do wordless styles of sound ship shivers down our spines and tickle old elements of our brains? How did a chemist's quest to create a drug to ease the ache of childbirth lead to the construction of LSD? And did it swap our figuring out of the mind forever?

From tortoiseshell condoms to megastar athletes on hallucinogens, technological know-how author Zoe Cormier dissects those and different burning questions, amplifying them with insights from a few of the world's bravest, cleverest, and downright most unearthly scientists.

Sex, medications, and Rock 'n' Roll explores technological know-how on the aspect, the place scientists ask immense, unusual questions—and occasionally scan on themselves to discover solutions. It shines a gentle into the lesser-known corners of medical study to achieve perception into the character of cognizance, happiness, and humanity. let alone our parties.

Here are tales of unconventional scientists, cutting edge inquiries, hedonistic impulses—and how the renegades of technology have illuminated the secrets and techniques of our baser impulses.

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