The Benefits of Curiosity: 5 Ways to Ignite and Nurture Your Curiosity

December 2, 2014 6:05 PM

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Curiosity Promotes the Cognitive Process I am a curiosity advocate. As a self-proclaimed data nerd and fact finder, I have to know and understand to do my best work. If a random curious thought pops into my head, I have to engage in some light to heavy internet stalking or research before I am satisfied enough to move-on and get back to what I was doing. Some might call this distractibility, but I call this my curious nature.

My curiosity was piqued a couple weeks ago when I stumbled upon an article published by NPR about research highlighting the cognitive benefits of curiosity. According to the research, the limbic reward system of the brain illuminates when a person becomes curious. For years, teachers have intuitivel...

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