Curious monkeys have increased gray matter density in the precuneus

@article{Phillips2012CuriousMH,
  title={Curious monkeys have increased gray matter density in the precuneus},
  author={Kimberley A. Phillips and Francys Subiaul and Chet C. Sherwood},
  journal={Neuroscience Letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={518},
  pages={172-175}
}
Curiosity is a cornerstone of cognition that has the potential to lead to innovations and increase the behavioral repertoire of individuals. A defining characteristic of curiosity is inquisitiveness directed toward novel objects. Species differences in innovative behavior and inquisitiveness have been linked to social complexity and neocortical size [18]. In this study, we observed behavioral actions among nine socially reared and socially housed capuchin monkeys in response to an unfamiliar… Expand
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