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Uncovering Uncertain Identities with David Kernot

David Kernot from the Australian National University talks with us about his research into using William Shakespeare's texts for training an algorithm to uncover authors' identities and personalities...

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Linguistic Artifacts in Creole with Nicole Creanza

Vanderbilt University's Nicole Creanza talks with us about her research into the colonial migrations of those who contributed to the historical evolution of the creole language, Sranan. Her ...

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Disobeying Unjust Authority with Phil Zimbardo

Philip Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus from Stanford University and lead investigator on the Stanford Prison Experiment, talks with us about his new research into how social modeling influences ...

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How Misinformation Spreads Online with Soroush Vosoughi

Soroush Vosoughi from MIT's Laboratory for Social Machines and Harvard's Berkman Klein Center talks with us about his research into how false spreads differently than true news in Twitter. His...

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Stroke Recovery with Light with Anna-Sophia Wahl

Anna-Sophia Wahl — a neuroscientist with the Brain Research Institute at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Zurich, as well as a physician with the Central Institute of Mental Hea...

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Empathic Accuracy with Michael Kraus

Michael Kraus from Yale University's School of Management talks with us about his research that examines the role of the voice in our capacity to accurately estimate the emotions of others. His ...

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Universals in Songs with Sam Mehr and Manvir Singh

Sam Mehr and Manvir Singh from Harvard's Music Lab talk with us about their research which suggests that humans across the world are able to detect the social purpose of other cultures' so...

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Doug Leigh

Doug Leigh, Ph.D., is a Professor with Pepperdine University. His research interests are test & measurement, psychometrics, machine learning, research design, and science communication.
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Ryan Watkins

Ryan Watkins, Ph.D., is a Professor at George Washington University. His research interests are needs, needs assessments, and human-machine expertise.