Cognition Science TalkCuriouser and CuriouserSubscribe:Apple iTunesRSSBy Mario Livio, Steve Mirsky on August 1, 2017DownloadDownload MP3Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio ventures deep into the human mind in his new book, Why? What Makes Us Curious.Full Transcript Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio ventures deep into the human mind in his new book, Why? What Makes Us Curious.Close Transcript Rights & Permissions ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)Mario LivioMario Livio is an astrophysicist who worked for 24 years with the Hubble Space Telescope and a best-selling author of popular science books; his most recent one is Why?: An Exploration of Human Curiosity (Simon & Schuster, 2017).Credit: Nick HigginsRecent ArticlesDo We Need Renaissance People Any More?Churchill's ExtraterrestrialsWinston Churchill, AstrobiologistSteve MirskySteve Mirsky has been writing the Anti Gravity column since a typical tectonic plate was about 36 inches from its current location. He also hosts the Scientific American podcast Science Talk.Credit: Nick HigginsRecent ArticlesMaryn McKenna's Book Big Chicken Looks at Poultry's Effect on Antibiotic ResistanceCome On and Zoom (through the Universe)Nearby Exoplanets Invigorate the Search for E.T.