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Serial thrillers: the science behind our box set addiction

12 mins | May 5, 2019
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Hour after hour, people around the world are glued to their TV screens as they gorge on the latest series. Why has this modern phenomenon got us all so hooked? Will Storr, writing in the Guardian, looks at how what grips us by these shows, goes right to the heart of what it is to be human.
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