A Love of Mystery Is Woven Into Our Biology, and Edgar Allan Poe Was the First to Find the Formula for a Very Specific Dopamine Hit

The Rue Morgue In the spring of 1841, at the age of thirty-two, Edgar Allan Poe decided to write a new kind of short story. At the time, Poe was best known for a magazine column on cryptography in which he dared readers to send him a code he couldn’t crack. He received nearly a … Continue reading A Love of Mystery Is Woven Into Our Biology, and Edgar Allan Poe Was the First to Find the Formula for a Very Specific Dopamine Hit