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Curiosity

Redfern Researcher

 
image from a few years ago

Cognition and art

 
Does education in the arts transfer to seemingly unrelated cognitive abilities? Researchers are finding evidence that it does. Michael Posner argues that when children find an art form that sustains their interest, the subsequent strengthening of their brains’ attention networks can improve cognition more broadly

http://www.dana.org/news/cerebrum/detail.aspx?id=23206

Titan Uranus

 
Titan Uranus

I’m glad I’m a boy

Cheat Neutral

 

Where is the action we need?

don’t touch don’t sun don’t heat don’t cold don’t ?

 
the final don't is a mystery

hummingbird nest, San Diego

 
hummingbird nest

Curiosity sayings

The first and simplest emotion which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity.

Edmund Burke

It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.

Albert Einstein

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.

Voltaire

Curiosity is lying in wait for every secret.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mere curiosity adds wings to every step.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The remotest place on Earth?

 
The world’s most remote place is on the Tibetan plateau (34.7°N, 85.7°E). It takes three weeks to walk out of the area (I would have thought that Antarctica was more remote?)

remotest place on earth

William Kentridge interviews himself