Are our brains addicted to information?

(Maria Cohut/ Medical News Today) — According to new research, human brains really are hungry for information, and this hunger can devolve into unhealthful snacking-like behaviors now that we have unfettered access to random information.

Humans are naturally curious beings. We constantly seek to learn, explore, and understand. However, curiosity may not always be a positive feature.

The popular saying, “Curiosity killed the cat” refers to seeking knowledge to the point of putting oneself in danger.

Although not exactly in the sense that this saying connotes, humans’ modern-day compulsion to seek information can have negative effects. (…)

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