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Curiosity: We’re Studying the Brain to Help You Harness it

Ashvanti Valji and Matthias Gruber: Being curious has many advantages, but it is also associated with risk taking. But what is curiosity exactly? Is it really just one personality trait that you can have more or less of? Or do people have different “curiosity types” — being naturally more curious about people, sensations or knowledge? We’re looking at people’s brains to find out. And we are hoping our research can help unlock the benefits of curiosity for learning and education.

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