Psychologist James Cutting's research demonstrated an increase in reaction shots in movies in past years, similar to this scene from "Meet Joe Black" (1998)
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UnDisciplined: The Evolutionary Biologist and the Movie Psychologist
James Cutting studies the way moviemakers exploit human emotions to tell stories. Zach Gompert examines fundamental questions about evolutionary genetics. Together, we talk about how things change over time and whether we can predict those changes.
UnDisciplined Episode 3: The Anthropologist and the Aerospace Engineer
Anna Cohen uses pulsed lasers to map ancient cities. David Geller works to identify space junk to prevent catastrophic orbital collisions. Together, we talk about how to best encourage young people to become scientific explorers.
UnDisciplined Episode 4: The Psychologist And The Geneticist
Marlena Fejzo's research has suggested a genetic cause for morning sickness. Jared Martin's recent work demonstrates that not all smiles are created equal. In this episode, we talk about what's happening deep inside of us when we feel feelings.
Episode 2 of UnDisciplined: The Plant Physiologist And The Political Scientist
Yesola Kweon's recent work evaluates the ways in which government salary raises impact corruption. Bruce Bugbee has been researching ways to grow plants in space for more than 30 years. Together, we discuss the importance of "rethinking" in research.