According to the researchers, curiosity is a huge motivator of learning, as it actually changes our brains and prepares them for new discoveries, then assists us remember what we’ve learned.
The researcher said that curiosity about a topic not only assists us take in new information about it but opens the brain with extra incidental information as well, so a greater interest in a question was linked to not only better memory for the answer but it also gives useful information.
The researcher also reported in the journal Neuron that curiosity was somehow preparing the brain for learning and it also frequently improves long-term memory.
The lead author Matthias Gruber says during the test, the brain activity was enhanced in sections, producing dopamine, which controls consciousness of reward and pleasure, this experiment suggests the brain was already appealing to its reward system even before the response to a curiosity-engaging question was revealed.
Dr. Matthias Gruber also said that our discoveries possibly have extreme success suggestions for the public because they disclose facts into how a form of natural incentive curiosity affects memory and these outcomes recommend ways to improve learning in the classroom and other settings.
The research disclosed three main discoveries: First, when people were extremely curious to find out the answer to a question, they were better at learning that information, next, the researchers found that when curiosity is encouraged, there is increased activity in the brain circuit connected to reward and the third last, the researchers discovered that when curiosity motivated learning, there was enlarged movement in the hippocampus, a brain part that is significant for forming new memories, and improved interactions between the hippocampus and the reward circuit.
The result could have implications for medicine and beyond, and assist examiners get an improved understanding of the brain.