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Does Curiosity Improve Your Brain Memory ?

As everyone knows it's easier to learn about a topic you're curious about.Now, a new study reveals what's going on in the brain during that process, revealing that such curiosity may give a person a memory boost. When participants in the study were feeling curious, they were better at remembering information even about unrelated topics, and brain scans showed activity in areas linked to reward and memory. The results, detailed Oct. 2 in the journal Neuron, hint at ways to improve learning and memory in both healthy people and those with neurological disorders, the researchers said. Not surprisingly, the study researchers found that people remembered more information about the trivia when they were curious about the trivia answers.But unexpectedly, when the participants were curious, they were also better at remembering the faces, an entirely unrelated task.  Participants who were curious were also more likely than others to remember both the trivia information and unrelated fa…