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The brain getting its fix

The brain getting its fix

Neuroscientists have found that the pleasure of grasping a new concept is a biochemical cascade that triggers a dose of natural narcotics.

The process in itself of struggling to understanding is not fun, but once you get it, you feel fabulous.

This breakthrough in understanding rewards the brain with opium like substances.


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Knowledge junkies

Knowledge junkies

The brain starts craving for a fix.

This motivates humans to maximize the rate of which they absorb knowledge.

Opioid receptors in the brain are linked to comprehension and interpretation of images. The greater the neural activity in this area, the greater the pleasure.


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Knowledge has evolutionary value

Knowledge has evolutionary value

Knowledge addiction is linked to mate selection. Perceived intelligence is more attractive (a brain over muscles preference).

Gives a whole new meaning to 'sapiosexual', doesn't it?

Neural Darwinism or competitive learning shows that a preference for novel concepts has evolutionary value.


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Unquenchable enthusiasm for new things

Unquenchable enthusiasm for new things

Competitive learning means that inhibited neurons are now free to code other stimulus patterns. More free thinking and more variable connections.

We show an incredible real time selectivity for experiences that are richly interpretable and novel. 


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