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Are your political views hereditary? Skylar Cranmer's brain scan research suggests it is
Skylar Cranmer, the Carter Phillips and Sue Henry Professor of Political Science, researches network science, such as forecasting the evolution of complex networks or exploring whether brain scans can predict political partisanship. He joins host David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence to discuss network science, which incorporates fields from political science to physics to mathematics to biology, among others.
How do cells make decisions?: Adriana Dawes has answers
Adriana Dawes, associate professor of mathematics and molecular genetics, studies mathematical biology, mathematical modeling of cell polarization and chemotaxis, and differential equations. She traces how organisms control their grow from one to trillions of cells, which involves countless decisions about organization and function. For more of her discussion with David Staley, listen to this week's Voices of Excellence
Andrea Sims on what can and can't be a word
Andrea Sims, associate professor in the departments of linguistics, and Slavic and East European languages and cultures, studies theoretical morphology, meaning what kinds of words and structures can exist in a particular language. She explores what speakers know, often unconsciously, about what is possible in their language. Listen to her discussion with David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence
"I fell in love with mountain glaciers as a mountaineer," Bryan Mark
Bryan Mark, professor of geography, studies climate-glacier-hydrologic dynamics over different time scales and serves as state climatologist of Ohio. He joins David Staley on this week's Voices of Excellence
Julie Golomb looks at how our brains make sense of the world
Julie Golomb, associate professor of psychology, researches the interactions between visual perception, attention, memory, and eye movements using human behavioral and computational cognitive neuroscience techniques. She's especially interested in questions like, "How do our brains convert patterns of light into rich perceptual experiences, and what can we learn from perceptual errors?" For more of her discussion with David Staley, listen to this week's Voices of Excellence