Jonathan Baron of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on UTA, “unconscious-thought advantage,” and how psychologists have studied it in the past.
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Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on the effect head injuries can have on younger kids’ brains.
Frances Jensen of the Perelman School of Medicine discusses brain development and why teens have difficulty controlling impulses.
Anne Cappola of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on how metabolism and vascular function play a role in a person’s internal thermostat.
Undergraduate students who developed a headset called “Brand Killer: Adblock for Real Life” as a part of the PennApps Winter 2015 Hackathon are featured.
Douglas Smith of the Perelman School of Medicine says, “Traumatic brain injury is one of the strongest environmental risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s disease. It’s linked with earlier dementia.”
Eugenie Birch of the School of Design and Penn Institute for Urban Research discusses the importance of promoting citizen planning in urban areas.
Stephen Gluckman of the Perelman School of Medicine comments on chikungunya, a mosquito-borne illness.
Richard Gelles of the School of Social Policy & Practice writes about what he thinks is missing from President Obama’s “America’s College Promise” plan.
Adam Grant of the Wharton School shares his thoughts on why people do not always give credit where it is due.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson of the Annenberg Public Policy Center says, “One has to understand there are three branches of government before you can understand balance of power.”
Penn’s commitment to local engagement and trailblazing role in procurement is cited.
Dean John Jackson of the School of Social Policy & Practice writes about his experience as a black college professor.
Undergraduates Tom Catullo, Alex Crits-Christoph, Jonathan Dubin and Reed Rosenbluth are featured for creating “Brand Killer” at the PennApps Winter 2015 hackathon.
Doctoral student Johannes Eichstaedt of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “We now think of chronic stress as a chronic upregulation of the sympathetic nervous system.”
Charles Pollack of the Perelman School of Medicine is mentioned for leading a study about reversing the effects of Pradaxa.
Maurice Schweitzer of the Wharton School is interviewed.
Andrew Siegel and Dominic Sisti of the Perelman School of Medicine write about giving teenagers the power to decide on life-saving treatment for themselves.
President Amy Gutmann talks about President Obama’s proposal to tax 529 college plans.
Daniel Polsky of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Wharton School comments on a Penn study on Medicaid reimbursements for physicians and the number of poor patients.