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Why are different chord progressions and musical signatures perceived as different emotions in humans?

David Liberles
David Liberles

David Liberles is a computational genomics researcher, associate professor of biology, & head of the Liberles research group at Temple University.

What will the future of information retrieval look like?

How can we stop the spreading of misinformation online?

Andre Iliadis
Andre Iliadis

Andrew Iliadis is an assistant professor within the department of media studies at Temple University who’s research focuses on the social implications of data science and semantic computing. 

“The one looming question that I mull over a lot is”

How human beings, whose minds evolved in small bands of groups, can adapt to a globalized society that requires cooperation across groups that are often antagonistic toward one another.

Our psychological tendencies mean that we are not well-suited to solve this problem without a lot of thought directed at overriding our intuitions. In the past, institutions (think religious, national, and the like) helped people do this on a smaller scale. Are they equipped to do it on a larger scale? I don’t know.”

Kevin Arceneaux
Kevin Arceneaux

Kevin Arceneaux is a professor of political science with interests in voter decision making. He directs the Behavioral Foundations Lab and his research pulls from many disciplines such as psychology and biology.

Do party nominees even matter anymore?Noting a focus of the Democratic Party being solely based around who can beat President Trump.

How much voters will credit Trump with the economy, and how much of it they will attribute to former President Obama? The latter attribution insinuating voters wouldn’t see the economy as a reflection of Trumps quality as a leader.

Michael Sances
Michael Sances

Michael Sances is an assistant professor of political science at Temple University. His research has been featured in a number of academic journals along with in popular media outlets such as the NYT, VOX & The Economist

Will bitcoin become the only blockchain token in the future?

Does everyone want sovereign control of their wealth?

Charles Hwang
Charles Hwang

Charles Hwang teaches a class on bitcoin and blockchain at Baruch College and has both traded and researched bitcoin.

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