The Information Drug: Are We Addicted?

By Kate Orson

In these times of social isolation, with so much anxiety and confusion, information may be many people’s drug of choice. Information about what is going on in the world may be reassuring, bringing a sense of security, and understanding. However, the feel good nature of processing new information may be short lived. Research from UC Berkeley’s Hass School of Business has found that learning something new rewards the brain with the feel-good hormone dopamine, leaving you craving more. Professor Ming […]

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