I Just Want to Look Up One More Thing…

07:30 Sun 06 Sep 2009. Updated: 15:36 16 Nov 2009
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Emily Yoffe has a Slate article about our compulsion to acquire new information—and how it means we’re extremely susceptible to addictive behaviors around Internet use. Critical points: we have drives for both pleasure and for “seeking”, and it is this latter drive that the modern always-online environment feeds. Or overfeeds.

I don’t know how accurate this journalistic take on neuroscientific discoveries is, but I do think that this would be a good article to have printed out, and highlighted, next to my computer.

One Response to “I Just Want to Look Up One More Thing…”

  1. Mollydot Says:

    Fascinating article.

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