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KEVIN DUNBAR: Unexpected Science

Mistakes, Errors or Epiphanies?

In real life, lab experiments may not go as planned. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Listen to Kevin Dubar and his take on this issue.

"What happens when science goes wrong?" asks psychology professor Kevin Dunbar. He studies how scientists approach the unexpected and learn from mistakes. Over the course of a year, Dunbar's team examined the habits of four molecular biology labs. Watch his talk to discover their findings, including the surprising characteristics of successful labs.