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The Science of Nerdiness

scientificamerican.com

Why some like learning something new

If you get excited by the possibility of learning something new and complex, and you get intrigued by nuance and imaginative scenarios you may have an influx of dopamine in your synapses.

Dopamine is often labelled the "feel-good molecule". However, this is a misconception.

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Much research on dopamine has been done about its role to desire an "appetitive" reward, such as chocolate, social attention, or gambling. However, people who score high in the tendency toward exploration are prone to find their reward in information, not so much in mon...

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