Gain an insight into the fascinating world of research
with the How Researchers Changed the World podcast,
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Latest episode: Phones in the classroom and falling grades

AVAILABLE EPISODES

Arnold Glass is a psychology researcher and Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Rutgers University. In this episode he discusses how using mobile phones in classrooms and lectures can negatively affect learning and long-term memory.
Arnold Glass is a psychology researcher and Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Rutgers University. In this episode he discusses how using mobile phones in classrooms and lectures can negatively affect learning and long-term memory.
Girija Kaimal is an art therapist, and currently Assistant Professor at Drexel University. In this episode she discusses her ground-breaking research, which shows that as little as 45 minutes of artistic self-expression can significantly reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.
Girija Kaimal is an art therapist, and currently Assistant Professor at Drexel University. In this episode she discusses her ground-breaking research, which shows that as little as 45 minutes of artistic self-expression can significantly reduce levels of the stress hormone, cortisol.
Steve Omohundro is an AI researcher, and currently Chief Scientist at AIBrain. In this episode he discusses how artificial intelligence could, and should, interact with human society, and the ethical considerations that need to be in place as research in this area advances.
Steve Omohundro is an AI researcher, and currently Chief Scientist at AIBrain. In this episode he discusses how artificial intelligence could, and should, interact with human society, and the ethical considerations that need to be in place as research in this area advances.
Seline Meijer is Programme Officer at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In this episode she discusses agroforestry as a conservation method in sub-Saharan Africa, and why there's more to it than farmers simply not being interested in supporting conservation efforts by planting trees.
Seline Meijer is Programme Officer at the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). In this episode she discusses agroforestry as a conservation method in sub-Saharan Africa, and why there's more to it than farmers simply not being interested in supporting conservation efforts by planting trees.
Ron Wasserstein is Executive Director of the American Statistical Association (ASA). In this episode he discusses the use of p-values as a measure of statistical significance, and why 'statistical significance' is one of the most misunderstood terms in research.
Ron Wasserstein is Executive Director of the American Statistical Association (ASA). In this episode he discusses the use of p-values as a measure of statistical significance, and why 'statistical significance' is one of the most misunderstood terms in research.
Dr Orii McDermott is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham. In this episode she discusses how her work as a music therapist gave her an awareness of the research needed to enhance her own practice and to improve the lives of her patients, people living with dementia.
Dr Orii McDermott is Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham. In this episode she discusses how her work as a music therapist gave her an awareness of the research needed to enhance her own practice and to improve the lives of her patients, people living with dementia.
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