American Museum of Natural History

10/12/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 10/12/2017 15:40

Frontiers Lecture: Why? What Makes Us Curious with Mario Livio

Just listen to little kids pester their parents, 'But why?' and you know how ingrained human curiosity is. But have you ever been curious-about curiosity? How did we humans get to be so inquisitive and why? In this podcast, astrophysicist and best-selling author Mario Livio explores the origins and mechanisms of human curiosity.

Part of the monthly Frontiers Lecture series, this talk took place at the Hayden Planetarium on September 18, 2017.

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Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.