Allison Grossberg

University of Denver - 2019



Researching potential effect of curiosity on aging populations and on their risk of developing Alzheimers disease.

Project: My Puksta Project for the upcoming academic year is a research study that deals with the biological, cognitive and social mechanisms of curiosity. Specifically, the project investigates the potential effect of curiosity on aging populations and on their risk of developing Alzheimers disease.

Inspiration: I was inspired to choose this topic as my Puksta Project because curiosity is a vital component of many human interactions, as well as, the healthy aging process. I see this project as an important glimpse into the human body that may provide insights into how and why patterns of thought and behavior impact our ability to remain healthy, connected and vibrant throughout our lives.

Future Plans for Project: I hope this project will be a stepping stone to improving the educational possibilities for students of all ages. In turn, this will allow people to achieve more fulfilling levels of engagement, and long-term health.