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(Can’t Get No) Satisfaction


Humans have voracious appetites–for food and drink, stability and comfort, emotional fulfillment. How we satisfy those appetites is the subject of several posts on ScienceBlogs this week. On Neurotopia, Scicurious discusses an fMRI study that looks at how certain brain regions are activated when we think about our favorite foods when we are hungry versus when we have just eaten. DrugMonkey considers a paper that investigates the reliability of DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for MDMA abuse and dependence. And Razib of Gene Expression shares a figure from a Gallup poll comparing the relationship between personal income and life satisfaction. Mick Jagger, listen up.