"'Thirst for knowledge' may be opium craving - "The brain's reward for getting a concept is a shot of natural opiates
Neuroscientists have proposed a simple explanation for the pleasure of grasping a new concept: The brain is getting its fix.
The "click" of comprehension triggers a biochemical cascade that rewards the brain with a shot of natural opium-like substances, said Irving Biederman of the University of Southern California."
But hey, go ahead ... coast ... the planet will die and you'll be riding along stunned ... don't let me mess you up ... you've got a handle on things and I'm just a fuckup. Yaaaaaaaa right.
DANGER: valid thoughts ahead!
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