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I’ve always been keen on newness. Now I learn that what I thought was an enthusiasm might in fact be an addiction. JH Austin on endogenous endorphins: Novelty releases beta-endorphin into the brain. If humans respond anything like rats, beta-endorphin … Continue reading

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An Example of Knowledge Use

Before discussing actual experiments, let’s consider a somewhat simplified example of how you might normally learn a new category, namely a trip to the zoo. This situation can be used to illustrate the specific uses of knowledge to be discussed … Continue reading

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