Ideas, the new drug

Science blog reports research that suggests the pleasure of grasping a new concept is not unlike the high from an opiate.

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. He presents his theory in an invited article in the latest issue of American Scientist.

 Now this explains a lot.


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