The surprise element: A hallmark of creativity in scientists, artists, and comedians

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Abstract

Truly creative works of science and art produce unexpected and surprising results—just like the punch line of a good joke that generates an unfamiliar twist on a familiar idea. Surprise stimulates curiosity, which triggers a search to reveal the mystery of things unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5261-5265
Number of pages5
JournalCell
Volume184
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 14 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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