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. Dopamine's primary role is to make us want things, not necessarily like things. It is an energising force, motivating us to explore.
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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 money or drugs.
If some or all of these statements describe you, you may be highly sensitive to the reward value of information:
Self-enhancement through spiritual practices can fool us into thinking we are evolving and growing, when in fact all we are growing is our ego. The “I'm enlightened and you're not” syndrome:
We may end up using our spiritual beliefs & practices to avoid genuine contact with our psychological unfinished business.
Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung put forth some of the most well-known theories of dreaming.