"Oh my gosh, did you hear about Brangelina?"
"Can you believe that Dax and Kristen got married that long ago?"
For some reason, the idea of keeping up with celebrities' lives is intoxicating to many people. While there's no direct cause and effect for this phenomenon, some scientists say human brain activity increases when they hear gossip.
In a 2015 study, students were fed bits of gossip about celebrities. While their brain activity was predicted to remain mostly undisturbed, the MRI machine they were in at the time says otherwise.
Even if negative celebrity gossip is just that—negative—most of the subjects' brains showed lots of activity in the "reward" section. So even if you're not logically a fan of celebrity love and gossip, your brain might be tickled by the news.
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