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Biology Seminar: Claude Desplan

On May 13, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Jon Freeman, PhD

“You can get people to stop judging…trustworthiness in the short term. The question is: how long do these things persist?”...

Nicole Holliday, PhD

"I like that we can quantify speech. We’re so affected by the way that people talk to us, not just what they say, but also their...

Andy Tan, PhD

"I got interested in tobacco-related health disparities because tobacco control and racial and social justice really go hand in...

Alison Gopnik, PhD

"The thing that's so satisfying about working with kids is that they're constantly surprising you...[their] capacities are just...

Steven O. Roberts, PhD

"If our science is racist and problematic, how are we going to address racism in the rest of the world? We have to start with...

Alexandra Rosati, PhD

"I want to communicate...how important it is to study non-humans, both to understand them...but also to understand ourselves..."...

David Lydon-Staley, PhD

An interview with David Lydon-Staley, PhD Assistant Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication 10/15/20  ...

Marina Bedny, PhD

"...A defining feature of being human is the variety of forms that being human takes...And the question is, how do we adapt?"...

Todd Rogers, PhD

"I try to use behavioral science methods and tools to address important social problems. Those tools are valuable and useful,...

Ueli Rutishauser, PhD

"I am acutely aware of the tremendous importance of memory in defining who each of us are and how devastating it is to lose this...