By Heather Callaghan
Curiosity allegedly killed the cat – but no one ever mentions how satisfaction brought him back.
"Curiosity may put the brain in a state that allows it to learn and retain any kind of information – like a vortex that sucks in what you are motivated to learn, and also everything around it," explains Dr. Matthias Gruber.
Take a look at the current lackluster educational systems in place and it becomes clear – the more curious we would be about a topic, the easier it is to soak up information about it. Ask anyone who took four years of Spanish and remembers none of it – then talk to that person after he travels and immerses himself in the language – what happens? What happens when you are motivated to investigate something deeper?