In this use, "wired" means that our brains are programmed to do this. In other words, it is not a conscious choice.
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What does this "wired" mean? "indulged" or "connected"?
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The term 'wired' (or 'to be wired in a certain way') refers to the various neurological connections in our brains which determine our behaviour. This 'wiring' can be altered, thereby altering our behaviour. Sometimes you hear 'hard-wired', which I think refers to those connections that we're born with, or which are difficult or impossible to change. (Please note: I'm not a neuroscientist!)
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