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Understanding the motivation of curiosity

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Sir Ashton Lever was born into landed gentry in 1729. At the family home of Alkrington Hall near Manchester, Lever developed a keen interest in ornithology at a young age, and quickly formed an aviary of nearly four thousand birds, gaining a reputation as one of the finest in Britain. His Natural History collection, originally housed at Alkrington Hall, is said to have started in 1760, when he bought a large number of foreign shells from Dunkirk. By 1773, an article in The Gentleman's Magazine referenced Lever's collection, noting that it consisted of thirteen hundred glass cases "placed in three rooms besides ...
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REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Is there something like book radiation? - The Science Talent ...
I mentioned research by Steven Levitt et al. who had found that visiting museums did not affect the school achievement of students. However, having many books in the house apparently does. At first sight, this may seem strange, as books can barely radiate knowledge anymore than paintings in museums can. So in this post I'd like to review some explanations for the mysterious book radiation phenomenon, suggest some hypotheses to explain it, and try to answer the question whether it would be wise for prospective parents to visit the local charity book auction to fill their house with lettered joy. Granddad was superstitious ... market research, surveys and trends
Weigel, The Washington Post, and The Conservative Beat - Swampland ...
after some of his private emails mocking conservatives were leaked. Weigel previously sparked an uproar in May when he called gay marriage opponents "bigots." Reaction to Weigel's resignation is already breaking down along predictable ideological lines, with conservatives exulting over the downfall of a member of the biased liberal media and liberals portraying Weigel as the victim of a conservative witch hunt . In fact, Weigel's departure is a good thing for journalism. Not because he was biased against the subjects of his beat but because for someone who often seemed obsessed with conservatives, Weigel was ... market research, surveys and trends

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UNDERSTANDING THE MOTIVATION OF CURIOSITY

Making the Case Report – June 2002 Article Title: Public ...
141 science centers reported operating expenses of $836 million for the year 2000. .... "Results indicate that the intrinsic motivation of learning difficulties and gifted groups ... conceptual understanding in the sciences, but informal education also ..... She also says, "The stimulation to curiosity, the special ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
New Horizons for Learning: Transforming Education: Positive Trends ...
Positive Trends in Learning was commissioned and printed by IBM in 1991 and over 50,000 copies were distributed. As further requests for copies came in from all over the United States and abroad it was reported that documenting the change was actually catalyzing more progress. Although some of the examples may have changed, the trends discussed are still current. We would like to add new examples from parenting, school, higher education, adult education, and corporate training programs. In keeping with our goal of creating a number of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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THE FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF EDUCATION THE INFLUENCE OF ...
understanding of a group of preservice middle and secondary mathematics ... higher chance to correlate with motivation than the epistemic curiosity. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
In Search of the Neural Circuits of Intrinsic Motivation
Review Editors: Peter Dayan, Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London, UK; Kenji Doya, Neural Computation Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Japan *Correspondence: Frederic Kaplan EPFL - CRAFT / CE 1 628 Station 1 CH - 1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. e-mail: frederic.kaplan/at/epfl.ch This is an open-access article subject to an exclusive license agreement between the authors and the Frontiers Research Foundation, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited. Children seem to acquire new know-how in a ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Curiosity and Motivation
factor because a person's curiosity can be aroused without involving other people.} Curiosity is stimulated when something in the physical environment attracts our attention or when there is an optimal level of discrepancy between present knowledge or skills and what these could be if the learner engaged in some activity. Novelty and interest are good synonyms for the motivational use of curiosity. There are two types of curiosity that can stimulate intrinsic motivation:     Sensory curiosity occurs when physical factors such as changes in tone of voice, light, or sound attract the attention of learners. ...
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Are COPS Cameramen legal? | Ask MetaFilter
To avoid confusion, I should mention that I'm asking solely out of curiosity, not seeking a legal opinion. I suspect that, after the incident, the TV producer will ask for your permission to use it (probably in return for compensation), but I'm not asking about that. What I'm asking is about the cameraman coming into your home at all. It would seem to me that a FOX cameraman accompanying police wouldn't be allowed to follow them into your home. But it happens often on the show. So how does this work? Has the fact that a commercial film crew followed police into one's home ever been used, in some way, as ...
The most intelligent people think/work/study/everything alone by ...
Apparently this is true of Einstein and all the great geniuses. My X secret service Air Force Special Ops teacher told me when I was younger that that was how I was so intelligent, I was not a people person, and to never fall back on that basically. I did NOT work well in groups during class projects, and was a straight A student. I did EVERYTHING alone academically, never got any help from my parents, and was very pro-active in later life, very resourceful, independent, studious, and responsible, and I desire to be that again which is why I am askng, am I the only one who is like this, .... are us rare geniuses RARE, and how ...