Collegium Helveticum
Β© Michael Poglonik
Fellow Project 2021–2022

Beyond Human Curiosity
A Transdisciplinary View

Curiosity has been studied mainly using language-based tasks, and therefore existing knowledge about curiosity thus far excludes both infants and non-humans. As part of an interdisciplinary research team, Sofia’s fellowship project at the Collegium reviewed how curiosity has been formalized by philosophers and psychologists, and why ignoring animal cognition prevents behavioral measurements of the traits necessary to explain evolutionary continuity as well as developmental trajectories in human infancy.Β