Attraction

Attraction was included in the second season of Hold that Thought, recorded in Spring 2013.

 

 

Yehuda Ben-Shahar, in Hardwired for Love
Ben-Shahar is an assistant professor of biology at Washington University in St. Louis. His research uses a variety of behavioral, genetic, genomic, biochemical, and molecular techniques to decipher the genetic architecture that drives specific behaviors. His lab uses the powerful model of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to understand how the function of specific genes in distinct neuronal circuits gives rise to behaviors such as feeding and mating.

 

 

Sophia Hayes, in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
Hayes is an associate professor in chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research focuses on t.

 

 

Henry Schvey, in In the Next Room
Schvey is a professor of drama and comparative literature at Washington University in St. Louis. He has lectured and published extensively in the areas of modern European, British and American drama. He has directed numerous plays in both Europe and the United States, and more recently, he turned his attention to writing. His first play, Hannah’s Shawl, was commissioned by the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in 1999.

 

 

Simine Vazire, in The Eye of the Beholder
Vazire is an associate professor in personality science in psychology at Washington University. She conducts research on the accuracy of self- and other-perceptions of personality. Her current work examines differences between how people see themselves, how they are seen by others, and how they behave. The overall goal is to understand the limits and function of self-knowledge and how feedback affects self-knowledge and personality.