I was reading the above link on Opponent Processes so I could understand habituation better. I was fine for the first two sentences but could not understand the two following it. I’ve bolded the confusing parts below.
“Opponent processes are observable in neuro impulses (Garbor wavelets), similar to qualia in philosophy. These include color illusions of seeing an opposite color after habituation, physiological homeostasis reactions for temperature, oxygen, food, and stimuluation control. Drug addiction is best understood as being due to the modulation of a homeostatis into a positive and negative phase. Any stimulus, drug, or behavior will lose its strength due to learned habituation, but the opponent reaction to the original drug remains strong. In terms of drugs this means that eventually, people who started to take heroin to experience pleasure will be taking it to feel neutral.”
I understand the gist of the last sentence but without fully understanding the prior two sentences before it, I can’t accept it.
Um, somebdy help me out by translating that?