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That's a nice twist on things - I like the idea that a brain designed to
be challenged with diverse input has some spare capacity that will be
utilised by something, and is therefore easily filled with a 'junk meme'
or whatever you want to call it. This is a bit like something I saw a
while ago about depressed zoo animals raising their own seratonin
through repetitive physical acts (it was heartbreaking actually, but
Also, I find personally that many of my (minor all the way up to
compulsive) habits and psychological addictions (such as the act of
smoking even when I'm chock full of nicotine) disappear when I'm busy...
Chris Taylor (email@example.com)
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