Psychology & Psychiatry

The most curious babies become the most curious toddlers

A first-of-its-kind longitudinal study of infant curiosity found that months-old babies most captivated by magic tricks became the most curious toddlers, suggesting a pre-verbal baby's level of interest in surprising aspects ...

Neuroscience

Brain mechanism of curiosity unraveled

Curiosity is the motivational drive for exploring and investigating the unknown and making new discoveries. It is as essential and intrinsic for survival as hunger. Until recently, the brain mechanisms underlying curiosity ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Getting curious about curiosity

In a world increasingly driven by technology, human skills are becoming more important.

Neuroscience

Curiosity: We're studying the brain to help you harness it

They say curiosity killed the cat for a reason. Being curious has many advantages, but it is also associated with risk taking. But what is curiosity exactly? Is it really just one personality trait that you can have more ...

Pediatrics

Curiosity is key to early childhood success in math and reading

Curious children are better able to grasp basic math and reading. This is according to a group of researchers from the University of Michigan, led by Prachi Shah. The study in the journal Pediatric Research, which is published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Curiosity has the power to change behavior for the better

Curiosity could be an effective tool to entice people into making smarter and sometimes healthier decisions, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.

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Curiosity

Curiosity (from Latin curiosus "careful, diligent, curious," akin to cura "care") is an emotion related to natural inquisitive behavior such as exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation in human and many animal species. The term can also be used to denote the behavior itself being caused by the emotion of curiosity. As this emotion represents a drive to know new things, curiosity is the fuel of science and all other disciplines of human study[citation needed].

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