Mario Livio- Why? What Makes Us Curious

Mario Livio- Why? What Makes Us Curious

Smithsonian Associates, Interview Series

The ability to ask “why?” makes us uniquely human. Curiosity drives basic scientific research, is the engine behind creativity in all disciplines from the arts to technology, and a necessary ingredient in every form of storytelling (literature, film, TV, or even a simple conversation) that delights rather than bores.

In a fascinating and entertaining evening, renowned astrophysicist and author Mario Livio surveys and interprets cutting-edge research in psychology and neuroscience that aims at exploring and understanding the origin and mechanisms of human curiosity.   

Mario Livio- Why? What Makes Us Curious

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show.  As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Art Of Living series, my guest today, Dr Mario Livio.

Dr. Mario Livio is an internationally known astrophysicist, a best-selling author, and a popular speaker.  Dr Livio will be presenting at Smithsonian Associates, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the Ripley Center, in Washington, DC.


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Written by Paul Vogelzang

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