Our novelty-seeking chimpanzee minds would rather chew through a bunch of tasty little morsels than a full balanced meal.
See also Nerd Attention Deficiency Disorder, Continuous Partial Attention and
[d]id crack turn me into an addict, or did I just have an addictive personality […]? In past news: coping with overload.
Kudos to whoever recognises the reference in the title.