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A thoughtful article on why people watch/read/do the same things repeatedly:

The responses suggested that sometimes choosing to do something again was about reaching for a sure thing—the brain knows the exact kind of reward that it will receive in the end, whether it is laughter, excitement or relaxation. They also learned that people gained insight into themselves and their own growth by going back for a do-over, subconsciously using the rerun or old book as a measuring stick for how their own lives had changed.

 

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Written by camcarlson

January 7, 2013 at 7:32 PM

Posted in Science

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