In setState() why we have to use () before curly brackets {} in arrow function?

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I’m learning react from last 3 weeks, freecodecamp react curriculam is so awesome.
But some syntax of react is really confusing for beginner. Can anyone help me with it?

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this.setState(state => ({
counter: state.counter + 1
}));
this.setState((state, props) => ({
counter: state.counter + props.increment
}));

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In functions, you put the body of the function in curly brackets and you return something

function example() {
  return { name: "Dan" };
}

Arrow functions are the same:

const example = () => {
  return { name: "Dan" };
}

But if the body of the arrow function is just a single expression, you can drop the return:

const add = (x, y) => x + y;

But if the thing you’re returning is an object, objects also use curly brackets, so this is ambiguous:

const example = () => { name: "Dan" };

That evaluates to:

const example = () => {
  return name: "Dan";
};

You need to wrap the result in brackets for that to work:

const example = () => ({ name: "Dan" });

That now evaluates to:

const example = () => {
  return ({ name: "Dan" });
}

Which is correct

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but why we are wrapping the function body with first bracket ?

Sorry, pressed reply before I’d finished the answer!