Bryan Moss wrote:
> Anders Sandberg wrote:
> > > If I recall my psychology classes, rats will stimulate their
> > > pleasure centers, forgetting to eat or drink. I wonder if humans
> > > will do the same thing?
> Before I go out and buy a cranial drill, is there any reason why I shouldn't
> do this to myself?
I seem to recall hearing that when they did the same thing to higher animals (chimps, I think), it didn't have anywhere NEAR the same effect. Apparently the best apes can achieve with wireheading is a moderately pleasant hum. Nothing compulsive-making.
I have NO idea where I heard this. Sources anyone?