Curiosity Genes

By |2019-06-03T17:34:20-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Epigenetics|

When we actively pursue new information through our curiosity, we're rewarded with a flood of the pleasure-inducing chemical dopamine. In addition to the reward system, other areas of the brain play a role in curiosity as well. It appears that regions dedicated to working memory in the prefrontal cortex allow us to distinguish between new and previously experienced stimuli. [...]