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The Neuroscience of Terrorism – Nafees Hamid

What can brain scans of radicalized jihadists tell us about how they react to what they perceive as attacks on their sacred values? In episode 58, we’re joined by Nafees Hamid from the Artis International who discusses his open access article “Neuroimaging ‘will to fight’ for sacred values: an empirical case study with supporters of an Al Qaeda associate,” which was published on June 12, 2019 in the journal Royal Society Open Science.

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Cultural conformity bias

Our prior guest, Mason Youngblood, has a new article out on conformity bias in the cultural transmission of music sampling. After checking it out, give a listen to his conversation with us about how musicians' sharing of drum break samples helps better understand how networks of artists collaborate.

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Predicting depression treatment effectiveness

Scientists use artificial intelligence to analyze imaging of patients' brains to determine whether a medication is likely to be effective.

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Imaging biological molecules

Scientists develop proof of concept for an optics-less microscope which sequences DNA to create images.

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Impostor Syndrome may be more common than you think

Study finds that 20% of college students report experiencing imposter syndrome, and that seeking social support from those outside their academic program, such as family and friends, may reduce it.

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All workers seem to discriminate against female bosses

Both male and female workers may regard criticism from female managers as a much stronger negative signal because of perception that women need to overcome “natural inclination” to be nice and agreeable.

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Dating violence

Perpetrators of domestic violence are likely to also be victimized in the past or present, and victims are similarly likely to be victimized and abused.

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Positive feedback loops

Reciprocal link found between positive relationships and self esteem.

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