Curiosity Enhances Learning and is Intrinsically Rewarding

. The study reports curiosity not only makes one a better learner of the target subject but also improves recall of incidental information. With animals the word ‘curiosity’ tends to be avoided in scientific literature, instead we find terms like ‘neophilia’, ‘exploratory’ and ‘novelty-seeking behavior’; probably to avoid charges of anthropomorphism. Despite literature’s reluctance to describe…