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Scientific Sense ®

Author: Gill Eapen

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Scientific Sense ® is a daily podcast focused on Science and Economics. We talk with the world's leading academics about their research and emerging ideas in a variety of domains. The conversation is unstructured and unscripted. The host, Gill Eapen, has over 30 years of experience in various areas in Economics, Science, Technology, and Business. Decision Options ®, the firm he founded in 2001, is a leader in AI applications for decision-making. Mr. Eapen is the author of two textbooks and a paperback. Please visit for categorized episodes from the past.
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Science and Religion : Complementary or Substitutes Prof. Lenn Goodman is Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. He has published over 2 dozen books in Jewish, Islamic and General philosophy, including books on truth and justice, political philosophy, bio-philosophy, and comparative philosophy. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Genetic modifiers ameliorate endocytic and neuromuscular defects in a model of Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and Single copy/knock-in models of ALS SOD1 in C. elegans suggest loss and gain of function have different contributions to neurodegeneration Prof. Anne C Hart is Professor of Neuroscience at Brown University. Her research focuses on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neurological disease, sensory signaling, sleep, and fatigue. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Philosophy, Photography, and the (Cosmo)Politics of Life and Death, and Religion, Sexuality, and Post modernity Prof. Ellen Armour is the Chair of Feminist Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School and directs the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender and Sexuality. Her research interests are in feminist theology, theories of sex, race, gender, disability and embodiment, and visual culture as well as contemporary continental philosophy. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
General Anesthesia and Altered States of Arousal: A Systems Neuroscience Analysis, Clinical Electroencephalography for Anesthesiologists, and Multimodal General Anesthesia: Theory and Practice. Prof. Emery Brown is Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Professor of Medical Engineering and computational neuroscience at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His lab develops statistical methods and signal-processing algorithms for neuroscience data analysis. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
A Tunable Plasmon Resonance in Gold Nanobelts, Novel Plasmonic Structures Based on Gold Nanobelts, and Structural Analysis by Enhanced Raman Scattering Prof. Jason Haffner is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University. His lab at Rice studies nanophotonics and interfacial biology. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Backpropagated Gradient Representations for Anomaly Detection, Implicit Saliency in Deep Neural Networks, Contrastive Explanations in Neural Networks, Fabric Surface Characterization: Assessment of Deep Learning-Based Texture Representations Using a Challenging Dataset, Successful Leveraging of Image Processing and Machine Learning in Seismic Structural Interpretation, and Relative Afferent Pupillary Defect Screening Through Transfer Learning. Prof. Ghassan AlRegib is Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the director of the Omni Lab for Intelligent Visual Engineering and Science and the center for Energy and Geo Processing at Georgia Tech. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Are “Complementary Policies” Substitutes? Evidence from R&D Subsidies in the UK, and Bringing rigor to energy innovation policy evaluation. Prof. Jacquelyn Pless is Assistant Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Her research interests are in the economics of innovation, energy and environmental economics. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Deep Brain Stimulation Targeting the Fornix for Mild Alzheimer Dementia, Rapid motor fluctuations reveal short-timescale neurophysiological biomarkers of Parkinson’s disease, and LITT for Intractable Psychiatric Disease Prof. Wael Asaad is Associate Professor of Neuroscience and NeuroSurgery at Brown University. He is also the Director of Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy program. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
The Rich Interactions between Inequality and the Macroeconomy Prof. Benjamin Moll is a Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. His research is concerned with understanding why some countries and people are so much poorer than others and how micro heterogeneity impacts the macro economy and macroeconomic policy. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Religious Experience: Psychology and Neurology, The Noetic Quality: A Multimethod Exploratory Study, and The Varieties of Self-Transcendent Experience Prof. Andrew Newberg is Professor of Integrative Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at Thomas Jefferson University. He has been involved in a number of neuroimaging research projects which have included the study of aging and dementia, epilepsy, and other neurological and psychiatric disorders. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Securing Big Data in the Age of AI, Defending Against Backdoors in Federated Learning with Robust Learning Rate, and Does Explainable Artificial Intelligence Improve Human Decision-Making? Prof. Murat Kantarcioglu is Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Data Security and Privacy Lab at The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). Prof. Kantarcioglu's research focuses on the integration of cyber security, machine learning, data science and blockchains for creating technologies that can efficiently and securely store, analyze and share data and machine learning results. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Dirty Superconductors Make Better Particle Accelerators, CAPST Research, Take a dip into the weird world of quantum liquids, and the future of quantum computing. Prof. James Sauls is Professor of Physics at Northwestern University and Co-Director, Center for Applied Physics & Superconducting  Technologies  --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Countries, political systems, integration and democracy - what does the future hold? Prof. Charles Lipson taught international relations at the University of Chicago, where he was Professor in Political Science and the College. His research deals with international cooperation and conflict and with political aspects of the world economy. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Political Centralization, Federalism, and Urban Development: Evidence from US and Canadian Capital Cities, Understanding the Rise of Regulation during the Progressive Era, The Political Economy of Truth-in-Advertising Regulation, Effects of Occupational Licensing Laws on Minorities, and did early twentieth-century alcohol prohibition affect mortality? Prof. Marc Law is Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of product quality regulation with specific focus on food, drug, advertising, and occupational licensing laws. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Identifying genetic factors that contribute to the increased risk of congenital heart defects in infants with Down syndrome, The Genetic Basis of Turner Syndrome Aortopathy, and Conference summary: What we have learned and where we are headed Prof. Cheryl Maslen, who is professor of medicine at Oregon Health & Science University. Her Research focuses on the genetic basis of congenital cardiovascular defects with a focus on rare disorders that greatly increase risk for these defects. In particular Turner syndrome and Down syndrome. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
The first neurons of the human cerebral cortex, Tactile perception recruits functionally related visual areas in the late-blind, What synesthesia isn’t, and I Haven’t a Clue! Expectations Based on Repetitions and Hints Facilitate Perceptual Experience of Ambiguous Images Sir Colin Blakemore is Professor of Neuroscience at City University of Hong Kong. His research has focused on vision, development and plasticity of the brain, and on neurodegenerative diseases. He is a member of 12 scientific academies, including the Royal Society and the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and his honors include both the Faraday Prize and the Ferrier Prize from the Royal Society. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Dynamic mRNA Transport and Local Translation in Radial Glial Progenitors of the Developing Brain, Prolonged Mitosis of Neural Progenitors Alters Cell Fate in the Developing Brain, and Pathogenic DDX3X Mutations Impair RNA Metabolism and Neurogenesis during Fetal Cortical Development Prof. Debby Silver is Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University School of Medicine. Her lab studies embryonic brain development --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Online Neural Connectivity Estimation with Noisy Group Testing, and Naturalistic decision-making:  continuous, open-world, and recursive Prof. John Pearson is Assistant Professor of Neurobiology at Duke University. His research focuses on the application of machine learning methods to the analysis of brain data and behavior. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Formation of supermassive black holes by direct collapse in pre-galactic haloes, Quasi-stars: accreting black holes inside massive envelopes, Evolution of supermassive stars as a pathway to black hole formation, and Strongly magnetized accretion discs: structure and accretion from global magnetohydrodynamic simulations Prof. Mitch Begelman is Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and a Fellow of JILA, a joint research institute of the University of Colorado and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.   He studies aspects of how black holes form, grow, and interact with their surroundings, from a theoretical perspective. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
Review of the Evidence on, and Fundamental Questions About, Efforts to Improve Executive Functions, Including Working Memory, and ideas to redesign the education system. Prof. Adele Diamond is Professor of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia and Head of the Program in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at UBC. Prof. Diamond’s specialty is executive functions, which depend on the brain’s prefrontal cortex and interrelated neural regions. --- Send in a voice message: Support this podcast:
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