How Curiosity Changes the Brain and Enhances Learning

Charan Ranganath and Matthias Gruber summarize their findings that demonstrate that curiosity changes brain activity within the dopaminergic circuit. Furthermore, they found that being in a high-curiosity state enhances learning not only of interesting but also of completely incidental information via interactions of the dopaminergic circuit and the hippocampus. For more, see the article published in Neuron 84(2),

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