Interviews

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Using technology to cope with stress-related mental health problems

An EU-funded research project, DynaMORE, has been developing an app that helps the user to prevent, or quickly recover from stress-related mental health problems. We speak with project coordinator and professor for Human Neuroimaging Raffael Kalisch of the Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center, Mainz. With his team, he generated and validated the first ever computer ...

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Covid-19 and how to protect our mental health: ‘Social support, financial stability, activities and psychological resilience’

How has the Covid-19 pandemic affected our mental health? Moreover, have we been able to bounce back? A new study about resilience amid the Covid-19 pandemic in the EU will be presented at an event of the European Parliament’s Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) on 25 January. Lead authors are Prof ...

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Christina Pagel: “You have to accept that people will attack you and you cannot defend yourself”

Interview with Christina Pagel, Professor of Operational Research (a branch of applied mathematics) at University College London (UCL) and Director of the UCL Clinical Operational Research Unit. Since May 2020, she has been a member of Independent SAGE, a group of scientists working together to provide independent scientific advice on how to support Britain’s recovery ...

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Pia Lamberty: “This is the price you pay, but I still think it’s worth it”

Interview with Pia Lamberty, social psychologist and co-director of the Center for Monitoring, Analysis and Strategy (CeMAS). As a psychologist, she has been researching why people believe in conspiracies and what consequences this worldview entails. Her non-fiction book “Fake Facts - How Conspiracy Theories Determine Our Thinking”, published with Katharina Nocun in May 2020, was ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Lorraine Whitmarsh on the climate emergency

Interview with Lorraine Whitmarsh, an environmental psychologist, specialising in perceptions and behaviour in relation to climate change, energy and transport. She is based at the University of Bath and is Director of the Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST). She is also a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Malcolm Fairbrother on the climate emergency

Interview with Malcolm Fairbrother, sociologist based at Umeå University (Sweden). He is also affiliated with the Institute for Futures Studies (Stockholm), and the University of Graz (Austria). His research focuses in particular on the politics of environmental policymaking. He is working on the decoupling of greenhouse gas emissions from economic growth and on the moral ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Hugo Aerts on AI in medical imaging

Interview with Hugo Aerts, professor of AI in medicine at Maastricht University (Netherlands). He is also director of the AI in medicine (AIM) program at Harvard University and Mass General Brigham in Boston (USA). You received a EUR 2 million European Research Council grant for the project ‘Deep Learning for Automated Quantification of Radiographic Tumor Phenotypes’ that ...

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A scientist’s opinion: Interview with Professor Regina Barzilay on AI in medical imaging

Interview with Regina Barzilay, distinguished professor for AI and Health at MIT (USA). She is also an AI faculty lead for Jameel Clinic, an MIT center for Machine Learning in Health. What is your view on the future of artificial intelligence in medical imaging for the next 10 years? Many of today’s successful applications of artificial ...