Curiosity improves learning

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This reference is used to annotate "I would never send my kids to school" (2017) by Piotr Wozniak

FMRI results revealed that activity in the midbrain and the nucleus accumbens was enhanced during states of high curiosity. Individual variability in curiosity-driven memory benefits for incidental material was supported by anticipatory activity in the midbrain and hippocampus and by functional connectivity between these regions. These findings suggest a link between the mechanisms supporting extrinsic reward motivation and intrinsic curiosity and highlight the importance of stimulating curiosity in order to create more effective learning experiences

Title: States of curiosity modulate hippocampus-dependent learning via the dopaminergic circuit