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The science of the plot twist: How writers exploit our brains

Shutterstock.com/tsaplia Vera Tobin, Case Western Reserve University Recently I did something that many people would consider unthinkable, or at least perverse. Before going to see “Avengers: Infinity War,” I deliberately read a review that revealed all of the major plot points, from start to finish. Don’t worry; I’m not going to share any of those spoilers here. Though I do …

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