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    wired to find

    What does this "wired" mean? "indulged" or "connected"?

    41)personal experiences or personal relationships. Similarly, around half of tweets are “me” focused, covering what people are doing now or something that has happened to them. Why do people talk so much about their own attitudes and experiences? It’s more than just vanity; we’re actually wired to find
    it pleasurable. Harvard neuroscientists Jason Mitchell and Diana Tamir found that information about the self is intrinsically rew,,
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    Re: wired to find

    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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    Re: wired to find

    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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    Re: wired to find

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    Re: wired to find

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    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!)
    Yes, that's true. It's a useful concept, for example in arguing whether something like homosexuality is hard- or soft-wired. 'Wired' by itself, I think would usually mean 'hard-wired' or the author would think of a term more suggestive of nurture rather than nature.

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