We’re not as adventurous as we’d like to thing we are. Based on a study of 40,000 people, new research on human mobility finds that we tend to frequent only 25 places at any given time in our lives.
In the study, published in Nature Human Behaviour, researchers found that people tend to have a maximum number of 25 places that they visit regularly, and that people constantly face trade-offs between the curiosity that drives us to check out new places and the laziness and comfort that keeps us going back to our regular haunts. As a result, the number of locations we tend to visit stays relatively steady. In other words, If you find a new restaurant and become a regular, it’s probably at the expense of another restaurant you used to visit all the time.
The researchers make the case that “the fixed capacity of 25 places is an inherent property of human behavior.”
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