Vera Tobin & Jeremy J. Baumberg

June 23, 2019

Why do we find surprise endings so entertaining? What causes us to feel that zing when the plot in a book or movie turn out not as we expected? On this episode of Inquiry, we talk with VERA TOBIN, Assistant Professor in the Department of Cognitive Sciences at Case Western Reserve University, about her new book ELEMENTS OF SURPRISE: OUR MENTAL LIMITS AND THE SATISFACTION OF SURPRISE. Warning! This interview will describe spoilers.

What do scientists actually do? Who gets to be a scientist? Who determines which science stories we get to hear about in the news? These are just a few of the important subjects described in THE SECRET LIFE OF SCIENCE: HOW IT REALLY WORKS AND WHY IT MATTERS a new book by our guest, JEREMY J. BAUMBERG. He is a professor of nanotechnology and photonics in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge.

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