• May 17, 2017 11:00 pm
  • 16:43 mins

Guest: Richard Salvi, PhD, Distinguished Professor of Communicative Disorders and Sciences, Co-founder and Director of University at Buffalo’s Center for Hearing and Deafness Have you ever noticed that in a noisy room, you struggle to hear what people are saying, but in quiet place, you can hear just fine? If so, you may have a form of what’s known as “hidden hearing loss,” because the usual hearing test – typically done in a quiet room – wouldn’t flag any problems.  University at Buffalo researcher Richard Salvi may have figured out why.

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Preventing Violence Before It Happens

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Guest: Hans Breiter, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University; Director, Laboratory of Neuroimaging and Genetics, Massachusetts General Hospital No one can predict the future completely, but mathematical models and the right kind of data can predict much about our future behavior, such as when we’re likely to buy a new car or who we’re likely to vote for in the next election. So, what if the same approach could be used to predict bad behaviors – like who’s going to commit a crime? If this sounds like the Tom Cruise movie, “Minority Report,” you’re not wrong. New research could help us stop violence before it stops, but there are ethical and privacy considerations to address.

Guest: Hans Breiter, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University; Director, Laboratory of Neuroimaging and Genetics, Massachusetts General Hospital No one can predict the future completely, but mathematical models and the right kind of data can predict much about our future behavior, such as when we’re likely to buy a new car or who we’re likely to vote for in the next election. So, what if the same approach could be used to predict bad behaviors – like who’s going to commit a crime? If this sounds like the Tom Cruise movie, “Minority Report,” you’re not wrong. New research could help us stop violence before it stops, but there are ethical and privacy considerations to address.