Monday, August 01, 2011

Monday Mood: Curiosity

Here's a light Monday Mood. The drive to learn new things is called curiosity. Natural inquisitive behaviors, like learning, investigation, and exploration are rampant among humans and other animals. This includes primates, cats, reptiles, and fish. Similar to wonder, curiosity is what drives humanity further through science and the quest for knowledge.

Curiosity stimulates both hemispheres of the brain and helps to increase long term memory. This is especially handy for those that work in the scientific field or actively enjoy trivia! Without a curious mind, where would we be today? My bet is on nowhere. For a fun read, check out any one of the "Curious George" books!

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