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Speech-to-Song Illusion – Mike Vitevitch

9/18/2018
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Can auditory errors and illusions better help us understand how the brain works? In episode 32 Mike Vitevitch from the University of Kansas talks with us about his research into the cognitive mechanisms underlying the Speech-to-Song auditory illusion.

Duration:00:30:13

Nothing to a Bee – Adrian Dyer

9/4/2018
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While various vertebrates have been taught to learn humans' concept of "zero," might too honey bees, even though their brains have thousands of times fewer neurons? In episode 31 Adrian Dyer from RMIT and Monash University in Australia talks with us about his work first teaching bees to count and then extrapolate what they've learned to infer zero.

Duration:00:30:03

Hearing Loss and Cognition – Yune Lee

8/21/2018
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Might early hearing impairment lead to cognitive challenges later in life? Yune Lee from the Ohio State University talks with us about his research into how even minor hearing loss can increase the cognitive load required to distinguish spoken language.

Duration:00:26:24

Differing Interpretations of Difficulty – Neil Lewis, Jr.

8/7/2018
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"No matter whether you think you can or can't," the saying goes, "you're right." Neil Lewis, Jr. from Cornell University talks with us about about his research into what differentiates students who experience difficulty in college as signaling its importance from those that make it mean that completing college is impossible. His article “No pain no gain? Social demographic correlates and identity consequences of interpreting experienced difficulty as importance” was published with Cristina...

Duration:00:23:55

Debunking Pterosaurs Flight – Armita Manafzadeh

7/24/2018
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Righting a 200 year old mistake: Armita Manafzadeh from Brown University talks with us about how her simulations of pterosaurs' range-of-motion demonstrate that the ancient reptiles almost certainly couldn't have flown like most paleontologists have long thought. Her article, "ROM mapping of ligamentous constraints on avian hip mobility: implications for extinct ornithodirans" was published on May 23, 2018 with Kevin Padian in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Science.

Duration:00:34:23

Prehistoric Origins of Birds – Bhart-Anjan Bhullar

7/10/2018
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Bhart-Anjan Bhullar from Yale University talks with us about how the discovery of a 95 million year old Ichthyornis fossil in 2014 revealed some unexpected insights into the minds, and mouths, of toady's birds. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Podcast | Google Play | RSS

Duration:00:33:29

Retaining LGBQ Undergraduates in STEM – Bryce Hughes

7/5/2018
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In celebration of LGBTSTEMDay, talk with Bryce Hughes of Montana State University about his research into the factors that influence the retention of LGBT students in STEM programs. For more information, including materials discussed during this episode, visit ParsingScience.org. Subscribe: iTunes | Google Podcast | Google Play | RSS

Duration:00:29:19

Airing July 5th: Retaining LGBQ Undergrads in STEM with Bryce Hughes

6/26/2018
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Sneak peek of special LGBTSTEMDay episode, which airs July 5. Bryce Hughes will discuss with us his research into the retention of LGBT undergraduates in STEM. Bryce's full paper, "Coming out in STEM: Factors affecting retention of sexual minority STEM students," was published in Science Advances on March 14, 2018.

Duration:00:01:27

Multiple Work Identities – Brianna Caza, Sherry Moss & Heather Vough

6/11/2018
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Brianna Caza, Sherry Moss & Heather Vough talk with us about their research into how people who hold down multiple careers at the same time can struggle to find their authentic identities in their work. For more information, including materials discussed during this episode, visit ParsingScience.org. Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS.

Duration:00:25:08

Structural Racism & Police Shootings – Anita Knopov

5/29/2018
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Anita Knopov from Boston University talks with us about her research into how state-level implicit bias relates to the disparity in police shootings of unarmed Black Americans. For more information, including materials discussed during this episode, visit ParsingScience.org. Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS.

Duration:00:27:12

Uncovering Uncertain Identities – David Kernot

5/15/2018
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We thought this study was ultimately about William Shakespeare, but discovered it's implications are much broader. David Kernot from Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Group, currently studying at the Australian National University, talks with us about the many applications of his research into training algorithms to uncover authors' identities and personalities from their written words. For more information, including materials discussed during this episode, visit...

Duration:00:31:47

Uncovering Uncertain Identities – David Kernot

5/15/2018
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David Kernot from the Australian National University talks with us about his research that uses the writings of William Shakespeare for fine-tuning an algorithm that determines an author's identity from their text. For more information, including materials discussed during this episode, visit ParsingScience.org. Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS.

Duration:00:31:47

Linguistic Artifacts in Creole – Nicole Creanza

5/1/2018
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Nicole Creanza, from Vanderbilt University, talks with us about her recent research into the colonial migrations of those who contributed to the historical evolution of the creole language, Sranan. For more information, including materials discussed during this episode, visit ParsingScience.org. Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS.

Duration:00:27:35

Linguistic Artifacts in Creole – Nicole Creanza

5/1/2018
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Nicole Creanza, from Vanderbilt University, talks with us about her recent research into the colonial migrations of those who contributed to the historical evolution of the creole language, Sranan. For more information, including materials discussed during this episode, visit ParsingScience.org. Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS.

Duration:00:27:35

Defying Unjust Authorities – Phil Zimbardo

4/17/2018
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Phil Zimbardo, Professor Emeritus from Stanford University and author of Stanford Prison Experiment, talks with us about his new research into how social modeling influences the likelihood of disobeying unjust authority. For more information, including materials discussed during this episode, visit ParsingScience.org. Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS.

Duration:00:30:14

How Misinformation Spreads Online – Soroush Vosoughi

4/2/2018
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Soroush Vosoughi from MIT's Laboratory for Social Machines and and Harvard's Berkman Klein Center talks with us about his research into how false spreads differently than true news in Twitter. For more information, including materials discussed during this episode, visit ParsingScience.org. Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS.

Duration:00:28:44

Stroke Recovery with Light – Anna-Sophia Wahl

3/20/2018
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Anna-Sophia Wahl from the Brain Research Institute at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Zurich, talks with us about using optogenetics to help restore motor controls after suffering a stroke. For more information, including materials discussed during this episode, visit ParsingScience.org. Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS.

Duration:00:26:05

Empathic Accuracy – Michael Kraus

3/6/2018
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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. For more information, including materials discussed during this episode, visit ParsingScience.org. Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS.

Duration:00:23:12

Universals in Song – Sam Mehr and Manvir Singh

2/20/2018
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Sam Mehr and Manvir Singh, from Harvard's Music Lab talk with us about how they used songs from the Natural History of Song database to find out if form-function associations in vocal music are detectable by listeners worldwide. For more information, including materials discussed during this episode, visit ParsingScience.org. Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS.

Duration:00:34:44

Universals in Songs – Sam Mehr and Manvir Singh

2/20/2018
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Sam Mehr and Manvir Singh, from Harvard's Music Lab talk with us about how they used songs from the Natural History of Song database to find out if form-function associations in vocal music are detectable by listeners worldwide. For more information, including materials discussed during this episode, visit ParsingScience.org. Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS.

Duration:00:34:44