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Real-life Logo Blocker Blurs Out Corporate White Noise January 26, 2015 | Psfk.com

Undergraduates Tom CatulloAlex Crits-ChristophJonathan Dubin and Reed Rosenbluth are featured for creating “Brand Killer” at the PennApps Winter 2015 hackathon.


Unconscious Thought Not So Smart After All January 28, 2015 | Scientific American

Jonathan Baron of the School of Arts & Sciences comments on UTA, “unconscious-thought advantage,” and how psychologists have studied it in the past.


Why Do Nasty Online Comments Get Us Riled Up? It’s Literally in Our DNA. January 25, 2015 | Washington Post

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.”


Tweets Can Better Predict Heart Disease Rates Than Income, Smoking and Diabetes, Study Finds January 21, 2015 | Washington Post

Graduate student Johannes Eichstaedt of the School of Arts & Sciences is featured for researching how emotional language used on Twitter in specific locations predicts heart disease rates in those areas.


Word Choice on Twitter Measures a Community’s Vital Signs January 20, 2015 | “Newsworks,” WHYY Radio (Philadelphia)

Johannes Eichstaedt of the School of Arts & Sciences is quoted about researching how emotional language used on Twitter in particular locations predicts heart disease rates in those areas.