Why do some words sound pleasant to us, while others provoke disgust? Learning a new language can help us find out.
Our society and culture play a big part in what our brain sees as rewarding.
Hedonism has a complex relationship with binge drinking – part cause, part solution. Here's why.
Savouring the pleasures in life is linked to better health and well-being. And no, that doesn't necessarily mean binge drinking or all-night wild parties.
Mere economic models don't take into account the full complexity of our relationship with alcohol.
If New Year's resolutions have you in an abstemious mindset when it comes to enjoyment these days, consider a pleasure recalibration based on 'l'éducation du gout.'
Scientists have tended to think of nonhuman sexual behaviour as being all about reproduction. In fact, there is far more ha ha hee hee than we give animals credit for.
The idea that we can achieve happiness by maximising pleasure and minimising pain is both intuitive and popular. The truth is, however, very different.