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Scientific Sense ® is a daily podcast focused on Science and Economics. Unscripted conversations with leading academics on a daily basis on emerging ideas. The host is Gill Eapen.
317 Episodes
Global impunity: How police laws & policies in the world’s wealthiest countries fail international human rights standards   Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Claudia Flores is a Clinical Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School and the director of the Global Human Rights Clinic (GHRC). Her research and advocacy focuses on issues of inequality and failures of good governance and rule of law --- Send in a voice message:
Estrogen signaling in arcuate Kiss1 neurons suppresses a sex-dependent female circuit promoting dense strong bones, Oestrogen engages brain MC4R signaling to drive physical activity in female mice, and LRH-1 mitigates intestinal inflammatory disease by maintaining epithelial homeostasis and cell survival   Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Holly Ingraham who is Professor of Cellular Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF. Her research focuses on the basic science of "Hormones and Nerves in Female Physiology" aimed at improving women's health. --- Send in a voice message:
Narratives of Fear in Syria, Moral Identity and Protest Cascades in Syria, Mobilizing From Scratch: Large-Scale Collective Action Without Preexisting Organization in the Syrian Uprising, Syrian Views on Obama’s Red Line: The Ethical Case for Strikes against Assad, and Religion and Mobilization in the Syrian Uprising and War. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Wendy Pearlman is Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. Her research interests include Comparative Politics of the Middle East, Social Movements, Conflict Processes, Emotions, The Political Effects of Emigration, and The Arab-Israeli Conflict --- Send in a voice message:
Selling and Leasing Strategies for Durable Goods with Complementary Products, Implications of Channel Structure for Leasing or Selling Durable Goods, Consumer Mental Accounts and Implications to Selling Base Products and Add-ons, and Sequential Product Development and Introduction by Cash-Constrained Start-Ups   Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Sreekumar Bhaskaran is an associate professor of information technology and operations management at the Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business. His research focuses on new product development and innovation. --- Send in a voice message:
Editors’ Introduction: Abstract Concepts: Structure, Processing, and Modeling, How language and image construct synaesthetic metaphors in print advertising, On abstraction: decoupling conceptual concreteness and categorical specificity, The linguistic dimensions of concrete and abstract concepts: lexical category, morphological structure, countability, and etymology, and  Framing COVID-19: How we conceptualize and discuss the pandemic on Twitter   Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Marianna Bolognesi is Senior assistant professor of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Bologna. Her research focuses on lexical semantics and multimodal communication, and in particular on the relation between language and thought, and on the semantic representation of word meaning in mind. --- Send in a voice message:
Incorporation of a late-forming chondrule into comet wild 2, Earth’s water may have been inherited from material similar to enstatite chondrite meteorites, and Cosmic symplectite recorded irradiation by nearby massive stars in the solar system’s parent molecular cloud   Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Ryan Ogliore is Assistant Professor of Physics at Washington University in St. Louis. His research group uses microanalytical techniques to study extraterrestrial materials in order to better understand the formation and evolution of our Solar System, as well as other stars. --- Send in a voice message:
Career & Family: Women’s Century Long Journey Toward Equity Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Claudia Goldin is Professor of Economics at Harvard University and was the director of the NBER’s Development of the American Economy program from 1989 to 2017. She is a co-director of the NBER's Gender in the Economy Study Group. --- Send in a voice message:
Five facts about beliefs and portfolios, The joint dynamics of investor beliefs and trading during the covid-19 crash, A model of the international monetary system, International Currencies and Capital Allocation, Redrawing the Map of Global Capital Flows: The Role of Cross-Border Financing and Tax Havens, and Climate change and long-run discount rates: evidence from real estate   Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Matteo Maggiori is a Professor of Finance at Stanford Graduate School of Business. His research focuses on international macroeconomics and finance. --- Send in a voice message:
All-sky Search for Continuous Gravitational Waves from Isolated Neutron Stars LIGO Data Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Keith Riles, Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan. He carries out research into the fundamental forces of nature, working in both gravitational wave and elementary particle physics. --- Send in a voice message:
Pink Floyd ®: A look back Prof. Carol Gould is a Professor of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University, where she teaches primarily Aesthetics, Philosophy of Psychiatry, and Ancient Greek Philosophy, areas in which she publishes widely. Dr. Ian Williams wis a biochemist at the Universities of Bristol and Oxford and received an MFA from Bennington College in Vermont. He worked for Pfizer for twenty years heading the Molecular Sciences Department and serving in the Research strategy group. --- Send in a voice message:
The five forces that change everything: How technology is shaping our future    Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Mr. Steve Hoffman who is the CEO of Founders Space, a Silicon Valley based Incubator and Accelerator. He is also a venture investor, serial entrepreneur, and author of several books. --- Send in a voice message:
Answering the Most Important Problem in Cosmology Today: Is the Tension in the Hubble Constant Real?   Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Professor Wendy Freedman is Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. Her current projects involve measurements of the Hubble constant -- the current expansion rate, as well as the past expansion rate, providing constraints on the acceleration of the universe and dark energy. --- Send in a voice message:
Conceived and Deceived: The Medical Interests of Donor-Conceived Individuals, Autonomous Choice and the Right to Know One’s Genetic Origins, Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) Identifying key clinical, ethical, social, legal and policy issues, The Shifting Landscape of Prenatal Testing: Between Reproductive Autonomy and Public Health, and Let’s Do Better:  Public Representations of COVID-19 Science   Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Vardit Ravitsky is Professor of Bioethics at the University of Montreal. Her research focuses on the ethics of genomics and reproduction. --- Send in a voice message:
Knowledge Specialization, Knowledge Brokerage and the Uneven Growth of Technology Domains, The Ecology of Technological Progress: How Symbiosis and Competition Affect the Growth of Technology Domains, Where do firms’ recombinant capabilities come from? intra-organizational networks, knowledge, and firms’ ability to innovate through technological recombination, Social networks, cognitive style, and innovative performance: a contingency perspective, Risky Recombinations: Institutional Gatekeeping in the Innovation Process, and Categories, attention, and the impact of inventions. Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Gianluca Carnabuci is a professor of organizational behavior at ESMT Berlin. Gianluca's research interests revolve around the analysis of inter- and intra-organizational networks, with particular regard to the generation and recombination of technological knowledge. --- Send in a voice message:
Work from Home & Productivity: Evidence from Personnel & Analytics Data on IT Professionals, “Working” remotely? selection, treatment, and the market provision of remote work, and Why Working From Home Will Stick   Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Michael Gibbs is Clinical Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago. He studies the economics of human resources and organizational design. --- Send in a voice message:
A survey of spiking activity reveals a functional hierarchy of mouse corticothalamic visual areas, Human cortical expansion involves diversification and specialization of supragranular intratelencephalic-projecting neurons, and The Feeling of Life Itself: Why Consciousness Is Widespread but Can't Be Computed.  Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Dr. Christof Koch is the Chief Scientist of the MindScope Program at the Allen Institute for Brain Science. His passion are neurons – the atoms of perception, memory, behavior and consciousness – their diverse shapes, electrical behaviors, and their computational function within the mammalian brain, in particular in neocortex. --- Send in a voice message:
The biology of time across different scales, Population clocks: motor timing with neural dynamics, Temporal Perceptual Learning, and The Neural Basis of Timing: Distributed Mechanisms for Diverse Functions.   Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Dean Buonomano, Professor, Behavioral Neuroscience and Neurobiology at UCLA. The primary goal of his laboratory is to understand the neural basis of temporal information processing. --- Send in a voice message:
Tolerance and Compromise in Social Networks, Aspirations and inequality,  Electoral Systems and Inequalities in Government Interventions, and Political Reservations as Term-Limits.   Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Garance Genicot is Professor of Economics at Georgetown University. She studies key issues in development economics such as aspirations, informal credit and insurance markets, intra-household bargaining, social networks, tolerance and inequality. --- Send in a voice message:
The dynamics of COVID spread and policies in India Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. Gautam Menon is Professor of Physics and Biology, and Director of the Centre for Climate Change & Sustainability at Ashoka University, India. He is also Professor of Theoretical Physics and Computational Biology at The Institute of Mathematical Sciences in India. --- Send in a voice message:
EcoSocialism and the Technoprogressive Perspective, The Politics of Moral Enhancement: Tripping our Way to Social Democracy, and A Socialist Approach to Disaster Preparedness.   Scientific Sense ® by Gill Eapen: Prof. James Hughes is Associate Provost for Institutional Research, Assessment, and Planning at University of Massachusetts, Boston. His interests span many areas including public policy, community medicine, sociology and ethics. --- Send in a voice message:
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