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Don't Just Hate CISPA — Fix It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

Don't Just Hate CISPA — Fix It | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | curating your interests | Scoop.it
“Cybersecurity and privacy are not mutually exclusive.” Yet that is the false choice being presented by CISPA’s sponsors. Well I’m not buying what they’re selling -- I say we can have both security and privacy.

Via Gonzalo San Gil, PhD.
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Why We Are Addicted, Quite Literally, to Information

Why We Are Addicted, Quite Literally, to Information | curating your interests | Scoop.it

We are addicted, quite literally, to information.Why is that?

 

It's all about dopamine — a much-researched neurotransmitter produced at the top of the brain stem which targets brain regions that control reward and movement. . .

[...] "When we receive some valuable piece of information, or perform some act that promotes our health and survival, such as eating, drinking, having sex or making large amounts of money, dopamine is released along what are called the pleasure pathways of the brain, providing us with a rewarding, even euphoric, experience. In fact our brain seems to value the dopamine more than the food or drink or sex itself," explains Coates.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/why-were-addicted-to-information-2012-7#ixzz234a26bsM


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