Curiosity Prepares the Brain for Better Learning

Psychology Professor Charan Ranganath and Post-doctoral Researcher Matthias Gruber are cited in Scientific American.

Do we live in a holographic universe? How green is your coffee? And could drinking too much water actually kill you?

Neuroscientist Charan Ranganath and his fellow researchers asked 19 participants to review more than 100 questions, rating each in terms of how curious they were about the answer. Next, each subject revisited 112 of the questions—half of which strongly intrigued them whereas the rest they found uninteresting—while the researchers scanned their brain activity using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Read more at Scientific American.