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Curious Neuron

Here is Curious Neuron!

Curiosity is created by the brain and it drives us to seek information for the brain to process! How cool is that? Curiosity is also critical for development and learning.

There is no single “Curious Neuron” type, in fact it’s been difficult for researchers to study curiosity at the single neuron level, or even at the circuit / systems level. Many parts of the brain are involved in curiosity driven learning – these include the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), interior parietal lobule (IPL), orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), ventral tegmental area and substantia nigra (VTA/SN), ventral medial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), hippocampus and striatum.

Cervera, Roberto Lopez, Maya Zhe Wang, and Benjamin Y Hayden. “Systems Neuroscience of Curiosity.” Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences 35 (October 2020): 48–55.