In Ignorance: How It Drives Science,
neuroscientist Stuart Firestein writes that science is often like looking for a black cat in a dark room, and there may not be a cat in the room. Firestein discusses why the hit-or-miss process, the “not knowing” is the true engine of science.
In the SciFri Snack: Neuroscientist Stuart Firestein, Author of Ignorance: How it Drive Science
explains why the biggest obstacle to understanding the brain is having one. Check out more SciFri Snacks -- and join a conversation about what you've heard -- at Sound Cloud.