Do you get curious to learn new things and get distracted easily about a particular subject? If you feel this way, then it means you will remember the studies and findings of that subject easily. According to a research, published last Thursday, in one of the journals named – Neuron, people are motivated to learn and remember things when they are curious of that subject.
It is quite possible, that being in the state of curiosity, you will have a long term memory for that subject. When we grow old, many a times we speak to our kids about the subjects that we learnt and few things are shared often. These are the memories of those subject that we learnt out of curiosity, and the ones which were our favorites.
One of the co-authors of the study – Charan Ranganath, rightly said; “Curiosity recruits the reward system, and interactions between the reward system and the hippocampus seem to put the brain in a state in which you are more likely to learn and retain information, even if that information is not of particular interest or importance.”