How information is like snacks, money, and drugs—to your brain


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http://newsroom.haas.berkeley.edu/how-information-is-like-snacks-money-and-drugs-to-your-brain/

“To the brain, information is its own reward, above and beyond whether it’s useful,” says Assoc. Prof. Ming Hsu, a neuroeconomist whose research employs functional magnetic imaging (fMRI), psychological theory, economic modeling, and machine learning. “And just as our brains like empty calories from junk food, they can overvalue information that makes us feel good but may not be useful—what some may call idle curiosity.”


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Very interesting research :+1:
So teacher can give anticipation info to students to make them addictive to knowledge and keep them motivated and attentive :slight_smile:


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Interesting association