RTG 2906 Curiosity will comprise of thirteen PhD projects, each of which is assigned to a primary research area, with links to other research areas:

Research Area A: When are we curious?

Projects in Research Area A examine the common denominators of situations in which individuals display curiosity and the factors underlying differences in the extent to which curiosity manifests across species and across development. 

Research Area B: Why are we curious? 

Projects in Research Area B seek to understand why individuals display curiosity by examining potential positive and negative consequences of curiosity-driven behaviour. 

Research Area C: How are we curious?

Projects in Research area C examine the neuropsychological and neurocomputational mechanisms underlying curiosity in order to simulate biological curiosity in neural network models of cognitive function.