Thursday, August 25, 2011 | Categories: Q Blog |
We might just need a new word for "spoilers"... A new study shows that knowing the ending actually increases most people's enjoyment of a story.
Jonah Lehrer wrote about the research for Wired and he joined Q the Summer guest host Terry O'Reilly today to explain why skipping to the end might just be the way to get the most out of a story.
Jonah confessed that he has covertly sought out spoilers in the past. How about you?
Does knowing the surprise ending ruin everything? Have you suffered tragic spoiler experiences that you'll never get over?
Or would knowing the ending of Lost or The Crying Game or Old Yeller have made it better?