What makes you open this article? It says no title? Why are still curious to know what it is about? A quick answer for that is because you are (clearly) a human being. One of the most distinctive attributes that human beings have is our curiosity. The reason that made you open this article, read and try to see what it is about is your curiosity. Curiosity is the main reason for the evolution of human beings, it makes you want to learn and discover what are you missing. It characterizes you and makes you different. So, what is it? And why do we have it unlike the other creatures?
Curiosity is defined as the desire to learn to know about something. It is basically the driver for our evolution. As these drivers differ from a person to another, the personality accordingly becomes different, and this is our specialty. Although Curiosity is not limited to human beings, the other creatures do not have the complications of thinking to have enough curiosity for a certain thing. A cat could like a certain ball color, but for it the material of the ball, does not actually make a difference.
Curiosity makes us passionate about our interests, boosts our memories towards a certain topic, and develops distinctive feelings and experiences towards a certain object (or person). In this article we will try to understand the nature of curiosity and how it happens. If curiosity is an instinctive habit, then what is its reward and what triggers it.
Needs such as hunger or thirst are known for their immediate satisfying feelings, that are cued by our brains, and our needs to survive. Curiosity, on the other hand, is embedded in our system. The process wondering, questioning with all types of questions and receiving the answer could take months for a single case.
We as humans, like to connect information and put things in order in our minds. This is where our curiosity is triggered. Our sophisticated brains like to discover new things as we grow up. A study has been made earlier on kids whether they like to get a brand-new toy of their older one or get another new toy. Most of them preferred the second option. In other words, they tended to explore what are other options that exist.
Curiosity is embedded in our genes, and its levels are different from person to another for the same gene. It helps us stay evolving and keep learning. Dear reader, your curiosity has driven you till here, and you may not address how is happening. It is mysterious by its nature, cannot be controlled, and subject to our feelings and emotions towards a certain topic.