I've been reading a book "The Theory of Fun in Game Design" it talks about two concepts of psychology that I wanted to confirm are true. The writer the book isn't a psychologist.
The two concepts are Chunking Patterns and Enjoyment of Applying Patterns.
So, according to the book he says we are pattern matching all the time. That's one of the things our brain does best. Once we recognize a pattern enough we chunk it. So when we drive to work every morning we don't sometimes remember the details because we do it so often we chunk those details.
Art, Movies, Music, Games, etc... that interest us are because they are introducing new patterns that we can either learn or combine with previous patterns. This has been essential to our survival so our body rewards us for processing these new patterns by releasing endorphin's.
So, basically is this a bunch of hogwash or is there some truth behind this "theory"?
Also if this is true, is there somewhere I can read more about this?