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By Mario Livio

Astrophysicist and writer Mario Livio investigates might be the main human of all our characteristics—curiosity—as he explores our innate wish to comprehend why.

Experiments display that individuals are extra distracted once they overhear a mobile conversation—where they could be aware of just one aspect of the dialogue—than after they overhear humans speaking and be aware of either side. Why does part a talk make us extra curious than an entire conversation?

In the ever-fascinating Why? Mario Livio interviewed scientists in numerous fields to discover the character of interest. He tested the lives of 2 of history’s so much curious geniuses, Leonardo da Vinci and Richard Feynman. He additionally talked to individuals with boundless interest: a big name rock guitarist who's additionally an astrophysicist; an astronaut with levels in machine technological know-how, biology, literature, and drugs. What drives those humans to be all in favour of such a lot of topics?

Curiosity is on the center of puzzle and suspense novels. it really is necessary to other kinds of artwork, from portray to sculpture to tune. it's the valuable motive force of easy medical examine. then again, there's nonetheless no definitive medical consensus approximately why we people are so curious, or in regards to the mechanisms in our mind which are liable for curiosity.

Mario Livio—an astrophysicist who has written approximately arithmetic, biology, and now psychology and neuroscience—explores this impossible to resist topic in a lucid, wonderful method that would captivate someone who's all in favour of curiosity.

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