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Fake news, Northwestern University

Why We Rely on Inaccurate Information

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Even when people know better, they often rely on inaccurate or misleading information to make future decisions. But why are we so easily influenced by false statements?

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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Election, Presidential Election, Northwestern University, Political Science

Political Scientists Available on Presidential Election

Northwestern University political science professors Alvin B. Tillery Jr., Jaime Dominguez and Laurel Harbridge are available to comment on the presidential election in its final stretch – early predictions, impact of Latino voters, what to make of tightening polls and more.

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Education

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Common Core, Common core stand, Education Policy, Education

Expert Can Comment on Common Core

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Northwestern University professor James Spillane is available to talk about the ongoing debate over Common Core, including the decision by some states to drop the standards altogether.

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Arts and Humanities

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Shakespeare, Food, Early Modern Studies, Recipes, Literacy

Recipes: The Secret World of the Early Modern Kitchen

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Shakespearean-era recipes offer much more than the history of puddings and pies. They also capture a surprisingly creative and intellectually-rich world of the early modern English housewife, according to a new book by Northwestern University’s Wendy Wall.

Medicine

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Audiology, Music, Hearing, Headphones, kids

Do Kids Need Special Headphones to Limit Sound?

Northwestern pediatric audiologist Jennifer Phelan can comment on whether parents should buy volume-reducing headphones for their kids. Phelan specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of hearing loss in children. She has a particular interest in serving people with special needs.

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Brain, Neuro, Music, Language

How Music and Language Shape the Brain

Northwestern University's Nina Kraus has pioneered a way to measure how the brain makes sense of sound. Her findings have suggest that the brain’s ability to process sound is influenced by everything from playing music and learning a new language to aging, language disorders and hearing loss.

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Law and Public Policy

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Mark Iris Uses Data to Help Police Departments Police Themselves

Iris believes answers to the real policing problems often lie in the massive amounts of data law enforcement agencies collect on every aspect of their operations. Early Intervention Systems track everything from absences from work to the number of times an officer is named in a lawsuit.


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