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Tom van Laer

Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Cass Business School, University of London

Tom van Laer is Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Cass Business School, University of London. He studies the causes and effects of exposure to stories.

The Science Behind Why We're All Obsessed With The Missing

It teaches us how to cope with loneliness, it offers a fictional revenge, makes us remember various emotions, including profound sorrow, embarrassment over being in retirement instead of solving the case, and guilt for losing a child. In some ways, Julien Baptiste is our alter ego, whose life events and emotions make us realise we are not to blame.
29/11/2016 10:52 GMT