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Provost's Discovery Themes Lecturer Program: Eli Pariser
Event: October 15, 2019. Seven years ago, Eli Pariser published The Filter Bubble and introduced a new phrase into the lexicon. Today, we're all living in a filter bubble world – and it's becoming clear that some of Pariser's more dire predictions about the algorithmic fragmenting of truth have come to pass. In this talk, Pariser will re-introduce his original thesis, discuss what's changed since he first wrote the book, and most importantly describe the growing toolset of ideas and interventions that are working to bring people back into contact with each other and with reality.Learn More
CBI faculty Yune Lee (Speech & Hearing Sciences) received an NIH R21 award to study the neural mechanisms underlying language recovery through rhythm therapy for people with aphasia. Aphasia is a language disorder common in moderate and severe brain injury that limits a person's ability to speak - but many people with aphasia can sing. Dr. Lee and his collaborators are testing if rhythm-based therapy delivered through a video game, TheraBeat, will create subsequent changes in brain function using fMRI and fNIRS imaging. This is one of 15 inaugural awards through the Sound Health Initiative, which features a partnership between NIH and the National Endowment for the Arts.
New research by CBI affiliate Juliana Nemeth suggests that brain injury caused by blows to the head and by oxygen deprivation are likely ongoing health issues for many domestic violence survivors. Because of poor recognition of these lasting harms, some interactions between advocates and women suffering from the effects of these unidentified injuries were likely misguided.