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Emotions inhabit an interstitial world. Julia Weber analyses experimental literature in order to explore their affective nuances which can help enrich our emotional spectrum

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Our brain effortlessly distinguishes words from noise – but how does this work? Neuroscientist David McAlpine studies the neural basis of hearing.

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Mathematician Gary Froyland uses observational data and models of dynamic systems to understand the evolution of complex processes.

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Are nerve cells self-willed? To better understand their information processing, Susanne Schreiber develops mathematical models and tracks down their biophysics.

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Cognitive neuroscientist Roberto Cabeza is tracking down memory in the brain, looking for the moment when new connections between stored information spark creativity.

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Behavioral economist Bertil Tungodden is aiming to show how people perceive fairness in different ways, and how this influences their behavior.

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How can we explain adequate behavior in social situations? Psychologist Marcel Brass uses behavioral experiments and neuroscientific methods to investigate social intelligence.

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The RAS gene is a mysterious protein, and causes canter. Oncologist Channing Der co-discovered it in the 1980s. With his arduous research, he has made a big contribution to better therapies.

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Moral philosopher R. Jay Wallace takes a close look at the rules, norms and agreements which are fundamental to our social relationships and society as a whole.

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Physicist Cecilia Clementi uses statistical methods and AI to explain biological phenomena: for example, how the movement of atoms in proteins determines their function.

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Photosynthesis is the most fundamental process of life. Microbiologist Robert Burnap is decoding its mechanisms to take them as a blueprint for artificial catalyst.

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German studies scholar Michel Chaouli explores new forms of literary and art criticism that give space to individual experience and break with academic conventions.

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