Intuition for other people’s emotional dynamics

A network diagram with arrows between mental states indicating which transitions are viewed as likely (>75%) by participants. Arrowheads indicate the direction(s) of transition between states. The size of ...

Reading genomes with machine learning

The human genome comprises 3 billion nucleotides of information that outline how to construct and continue to live as a human. ~2% of those nucleotides code for proteins, which perform the bulk of the work to b...

Self-control as value-based choice

The usual way that laypeople and researchers alike think about self-control is as a battle between “hot” impulsive forces, such as craving, and “cold” calculating ones, such as a distant goal to be healthy. But...

“Social pain?” Not in the brain

Describe your research and the big picture problem or puzzle it addresses. Rejection stings, right? The social pain hypothesis says that same biology for processing social exclusion also handles physical pain....

Learning the regulatory code of the human genome

The human genome comprises 3 billion nucleotides of information that outline how to construct and continue to live as a human. ~2% of those nucleotides code for proteins, which perform the bulk of the work to b...

Software for genome wrangling

Describe your research and the big picture problem or puzzle it addresses.You probably hear about "new" genomes being sequenced all the time now. The DNA sequences of so many species have become available latel...

Using Twitter data to visualize sentiment in NYC

Imagine having your finger on the pulse of an entire city, in real time. To see its heartbeat -- changes in people opinions and moods -- as a cascade of color, sweeping over the terrain. By creating an algor...