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The Pleasures and Pains of Information

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Science  05 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5774, pp. 704-706
DOI: 10.1126/science.1128388

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Information serves not only as an input into decision-making, but is a source of pleasure and pain in its own right. This has diverse consequences for human decision-making.