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Faced with news of suicides and brain damage in former professional football players, geneticists have bemoaned the lack of model systems for studying the insidious and often delayed consequences linked to head injuries.
David Pizarro: Like the others, I'd really like to thank John and the Edge Foundation for bringing us out. I really feel like a kid in a candy store here, to be able to speak with everybody here on a topic that I actually thought was the nail in the coffin of my graduate career. But thanks to kind people, including Paul and John (Laughs), it has not been the nail yet. (Laughs)
NICHOLAS A. CHRISTAKIS, physician and social scientist, is a Professor at Yale University with joint appointments in the Departments of Sociology and Medicine, and he was formerly a Professor at Harvard. For the last twelve years, working in the field of biosocial science, he has been studying the mathematical, biological, psychological, and sociological underpinnings of social network structure and function, and the deep origins and implications of collective behavior, including ways to experimentally manipulate such behavior.
Dr. Christakis received his BS from Yale in Biology in 1984, his MD and MPH from Harvard in 1989, and his PhD in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Science in 2006 and made a fellow of the AAAS in 2010. He has published over 150 scientific articles and chapters, co-authored (with James Fowler) Connected, edited medical textbooks, and also contributed to the editorial pages of various newspapers. He has been the recipient of teaching awards, and podcasts of his lectures have been available at iTunes for many years.
The Wired Smart List 2013 Wired.co.uk It's rare to come across a genuinely new idea on the nature of morality, but Josh, a philosopher who uses the methods of cognitive neuroscience and social psychology, has come up with several.
A brain region activated when people are asked to perform mathematical calculations in an experimental setting is similarly activated when they use numbers — or even imprecise quantitative terms, such as “more than”— in...
PAUL BLOOM is the Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology at Yale University. His research explores how children and adults understand the physical and social world, with special focus on morality, religion, fiction, and art. He has won numerous awards for his research and teaching. He is the past-president of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology, and co-editor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences, one of the major journals in the field.
Bloom is the author or editor of six books, including Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil (Crown, forthcoming). He has written for scientific journals such as Nature and Science, and for popular outlets such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic Monthly.
He had been interviewed many times on NPR, including the Todd Mundtz Show, the Larry Mantle Show, the Brian Lehrer Show, and "On Point." He is one of the best-regarded lecturers at Yale, and his Introduction to Psychology class was one of the first, and most popular, of forty selected by Yale to be made available worldwide as part of an open access web-based program. He lives in New Haven with his wife and two sons.
Official site of Nicholas A. Christakis, MD, PhD, internist and social scientist at Harvard University specializing in health and social networks, and in the mathematical, social, and biological properties of networks.