Zero cents worth of rank speculation: Curiosity is the application of intelligence to becoming attuned to one’s environment. Having a radio and listening to it are acts of curiosity. Although curiosity is not generally considered officially a sub-facet of the personality dimension Openness it is often described as being associated with it. (This issue is complicated as in a sense curiosity may be considered to be openness plus surgency/dominance i.e. roughly Extraversion.) Openness is the personality dimension in the Big Five model (the best model so far) that is the most associated with higher IQ (roughly .3 corr’n). IQ is associated with many positive things, including general health. (Minor note: A useful search phrase for a concept related to curiosity is the ‘need for cognition’.)
On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 3:27 PM, Damien Broderick wrote:
On 7/22/2014 3:56 PM, Leonid Gavrilov wrote:
…. */there is a huge difference on the mind between music and
various talking radio broadcast such as soaps, comedies, mysteries,
action programs and news./* …
Is it possible to provide a reference to a published study, supporting
your above statement, please?
Finding evidence for any such huge difference requires first stating the salient context with great exactness.
There might not be much difference in the *act of hearing*, but very great differences in the emotions aroused or sustained, by listening to Gregorian chant, modern jazz, a tennis game, sentimental poetry, death metal rock, angry frantic Fox “news” jock verbiage, companionable romantic story-telling, etc.
Suppose someone wrote: “There is a huge difference in the mind between being kissed tenderly and being punched in the nose.” Would it really be necessary or useful to ask “Is it possible to provide a reference to a published study, supporting your above statement”? Isn’t that just scientistic fetishism?
On the other hand, I think it would be very appropriate to ask “Is there a published study detailing the neurological and neurohumoral changes in people being kissed compared with people being hit hard in the face?”
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