I love the Sunday Star (Toronto Star). The Saturday edition used to be my favourite but now it’s the Sunday Star that gets my attention. The articles are interesting and have less to do with news and more to do with general interests, hence my infatuation.
This morning in the Ideas section there was an article: Warning: This Story Could Get You High. It was about the theory of Irving Biederman, professor of neuroscience at the University of Southern California.
His theory shows the link between learning new things and the release of opioids during neural activity. The article further explains why we get bored with old songs, movies viewed too many times etc.
I was always proud of the fact that I love learning new things, but now I’m slightly embarrassed to realize that I’m just an addict. Who knew?!?