When we encounter unexpected information, our brains enter what psychologists call “the surprise sequence”.
Whether positive or negative, the sequence begins with a state of heightened emotions and extreme curiosity. After this, our points of view shift to make sense of a new reality. Sometimes fundamentally.
This week, we’re bringing you three stories about being humbled by new information and fresh perspectives.
It’s the third episode of Dark Matters. A series about the fundamental essence of life and how so much of it remains a mystery to us.
These stories were produced in collaboration with All the Best mentors for the Science Gallery’s new show — Dark Matters. The exhibition is open now and includes a listening station where you can hear work from our students.
This episode features stories by Timothy Evetts, Chung-Yun Hsu, and Filment Ho.
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