Harnessing what happens when curiosity lights up the brain

October 4, 2014 12:37 PM

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Harnessing what happens when curiosity lights up the brain

Arousing a person's curiosity lights up the brain in ways that appear to enhance both learning and memory, according to researchers at the University of California at Davis, offering help to parents and teachers as they work with children.

But curiosity's impact could reach even farther and open the door to assisting people later in life with brain function decline. The effect of curiosity on the brain seems to hold for both healthy individuals and those with neurological conditions, according to a study published Oct. 2 in the Cell P...

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