It is essential to count on this « fun factor » of repetitions in science where the exact same observations have to be validated at least 3 times!
As a huge fan of repeat experiences, I am surprised this finding is news. It’s a question of breadth versus depth. Familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt—sometimes, often I find, it leads to a deeper appreciation of the experience being repeated.
Agreed. I’ve increasingly found that the second dip, goes deeper and with a slightly different perspective than the first. Round two subtracts the nascent experience and allows a focus on what it is you want to see.
Title is misleading: “expected dullness might be exaggerated” aka “less dull” is different from having “fun” doing the same thing twice. I’m not starving for less dull and I doubt many people are. Also, if you experience something a second time - forced or not - you tend to “romanticize” the repeat attempt in order to create a positive “cognitive dissonance.” It’s a simple assessment of risk/reward. So the conclusions in the article are not all that surprising.
Maybe we missed everything about Brexit. maybe they keep doing the same thing over and over again because they think it's fun.
So maybe it is not a bad thing to just accept the fact that you are a creature of habit.
Consider this a reminder to reread that book, rewatch that movie, replay that game.
And people always laugh at me for watching the same shows over and over
Picking up the book you read again or going for your favourite playlist or movie the n'th time is always the feel good factor.
How about when it is a repetitive task at work or home? Would doing this same 'thing' is fun for most or would the interest start waning and need to start looking for something different start to pique? 🤔
It's fun doing the same thing twice. It's fun doing the same thing twice. Well maybe not so much. Well maybe not so much.
You get better, your learn new things, and you gain a sense of appreciation. Do things that count twice. X2
I do have fun doing the same thing twice, when I have found discovered something new the second time. In the case of a museum, one keeps discovering something new in what they have already seen as these are paintings and our interpretation of a painting changes the more we watch them and based on our emotional state at that time. Probably the study should have focused on daily mundane tasks.
"I have no idea what he's talking about," I say while rewatching The West Wing for the 6th time.
This is a really, really great, great read.
Repeating an experience is equivalent to being “in the zone” when you are running. Repeated motion, getting to a rhythm, really sensing what you are doing, and getting the good benefits of sticking it through. Maybe that’s what kids see in viewing the same film multiple times—-you learn different things at each pass. What a lovely way to balance novelty, innovation, and repeatability.
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