Knowledge Is A Drug

Is this what makes us scientists function on a daily basis? Are we just junkies for comprehension?

Neuroscientists have proposed a simple explanation for the pleasure of grasping a new concept: The brain is getting its fix.

Hat-tip: Shakespeare’s Sister


One response to “Knowledge Is A Drug

  1. “The reward of the young scientist is to be the first person to see something or to understand something. Nothing can compare with that experience; it engenders what Thomas Huxley called the Divine Dipsomania”–Cecilia Payne
    In the 1920’s most scientists would have told you that our Sun is made of IRON, and burns in the sky like a big hot poker. Cecilia Payne suggested that it was made of hydrogen, and was roundly dismissed. (She was also a woman) Years later, the community realised she was right.