Are you excited by blank walls or repetitive airport annnouncements? No? Didn’t think so.
You may not notice it when you’re hungry, flirting with that interesting person across the room, or hiding from that interesting person’s angry significant other, but when other more pressing issues are not at play, your brain is an infovore. In this American Scientist article USC’s Irving Biederman and NYU’s Edward Vessel advance their theory of how our opiod-addicted brains crave the pleasure of learning. Addicts click here.