Doing something a little different today as I prepare for a talk on a very different emotion that I usually write about. On Monday, I’m speaking to a group of high school teachers in Minnesota about the value of curiosity in the classroom, so I thought I would post some interesting curiosity facts to get started.
Here they are:
- #CuriosityFact: Artificial intelligence programs fail if they don’t build in an “exploration bonus.”
- #CuriosityFact: Reward structures in the brain are activated when curiosity is piqued.
- #CuriosityFact: The expression “curiosity killed the cat” is a variant of the expression “care killed the cat.”
- #CuriosityFact: A 2007 team of researchers found a “curiosity gene” in a songbird.
- #CuriosityFact: Researchers have identified two subtypes of trait curiosity.