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Are you curious about curiosity?

Oosterwijk, Suzanne, Noordewier, Marret K. and Gruber, Matthias J. ORCID: 2024. Are you curious about curiosity? Frontiers for Young Minds 12 , 1182072. 10.3389/frym.2024.1182072

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Kids (and adults) are often curious. Maybe you are curious about dinosaurs, giant squids, or rollercoaster rides. But have you ever been curious about why you are curious about some things but not about other things? In the last 10 years, scientists have asked similar questions about curiosity. In this article, we will share some of the answers. We explain how scientists across the world study curiosity. We also explain that people become curious to seek out specific information or to explore new things. Based on research on curiosity and the brain, scientists think that curiosity is a signal that it is valuable (or rewarding) to learn something or figure something out. Curiosity can even make you remember information better. After reading this article, we hope that your curiosity is satisfied!

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)
Publisher: Frontiers Media
ISSN: 2296-6846
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 29 February 2024
Date of Acceptance: 2 February 2024
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 12:30

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