State of Curiosity

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A State of Curiosity is a motivated state that causes an intelligent emotional agent to seek novel stimuli.



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    • Curiosity is a fundamental human trait that has propelled us forward in our quest for knowledge and understanding. It is the driving force behind scientific inquiry, artistic expression, and personal growth. Philosophers have long pondered the nature of curiosity, seeking to understand its origins, its motivations, and its implications.
    • The Roots of Curiosity
      • Curiosity is often seen as an innate human drive, a biological imperative that compels us to explore and understand the world around us. This innate curiosity is thought to be rooted in our evolutionary history, as it has helped us to survive and thrive in a complex and ever-changing environment.
    • The Motivations of Curiosity
      • Beyond its evolutionary roots, curiosity also has a number of psychological motivations. These motivations include:
        • The desire to understand the world: Curiosity is driven by a fundamental desire to understand the world around us. We want to know how things work, why things happen, and what the meaning of it all is. This desire to understand is essential for our cognitive development and our ability to function effectively in the world.
        • The pursuit of novelty: Curiosity is also motivated by a desire for novelty and new experiences. We are naturally drawn to things that are new, different, and exciting. This desire for novelty helps us to learn and grow, and it can also be a source of pleasure and enjoyment.
        • The need for competence: Curiosity can also be motivated by a need for competence. We want to feel like we are in control of our lives and that we are capable of learning new things. Curiosity can help us to develop our skills and knowledge, and it can also boost our self-esteem.


  • (Wikipedia, 2017) ⇒ Retrieved:2017-10-7.
    • Curiosity (from Latin cūriōsitās, from cūriōsus "careful, diligent, curious", akin to cura "care") is a quality related to inquisitive thinking such as exploration, investigation, and learning, evident by observation in humans and other animals. Curiosity is heavily associated with all aspects of human development, in which derives the process of learning and desire to acquire knowledge and skill. [1] The term curiosity can also be used to denote the behavior or emotion of being curious, in regard to the desire to gain knowledge or information. Curiosity as a behavior and emotion is attributed over millennia as the driving force behind not only human development, but developments in science, language, and industry. [2]
  1. Zuss, M. (2012) The Practice of Theoretical Curiosity. New York, N.Y.: Springer Publishing.
  2. Keller, H., Schneider, K., Henderson, B. (Eds.) (1994). Curiosity and Exploration. New York, N.Y.: Springer Publishing.