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Why do we feel suspense, surprise, or

posted by Jason Kottke   Mar 09, 2007

Why do we feel suspense, surprise, or delight when watching a movie we’ve seen before? “But later you watch Notorious a second time. Strangely, you feel suspense, moment by moment, all over again. You know perfectly well how things will turn out, so how can there be uncertainty? How can you feel suspense on the second, or twenty-second viewing?”

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