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The science of curiosity: why we keep asking "why"

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Albert Einstein

"It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. "

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Curiosity declines with age

Children are extremely curious. They keep asking, "why?" and explore new things just because they want to know.

But research shows that during the schooling years, curiosity steadily declines, and as adults, we fall into fixed and convenient thought patterns.

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Research around curiosity found that children at age 5 scored 98% on a creativity test. When the same children took the test at age 10, only 30% scored well on the test. By age 15, only 12% of the same children did well. Less than 2% of adults are defined as creative based on their answer to this...

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  • Curiosity keeps you young. Those that maintain a sense of wonder throughout life live longer.
  • Curiosity helps you learn. Curiosity enables you to remember new information.
  • Curiosity encourages better relationships. Being r...

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  • Ask questions: Randomly ask yourself why? and how?
  • Read outside your field of interest.
  • Be interested in people. Choose someone you haven't seen in a while, and invite them for coffee. Make it a goal to learn as m...

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