Pleasure (Sensory)

  • Michel Cabanac
Part of the Readings from the Encyclopedia of Neuroscience book series (REN)


When a stimulus excites a sensory neuron, it arouses a tridimensional sensation (Fig. 1).


Thermal Comfort Neutral Stimulus Thermal Stimulus Sensory Pleasure Ingestive Behavior 
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Further reading

  1. Cabanac M (1979): Sensory pleasure. Q. Rev Biol 54:1–29CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Pfaffmann C (1960): The pleasures of sensation. Psychol Rev 67:253–268CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Young PT (1959): The role of affective process in learning and motivation. Psychol Rev 66:104–125CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Birkhäuser Boston, Inc. 1988

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  • Michel Cabanac

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