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Voter Turnout & Network Effects

  Voter turnout surged ahead during Tuesday’s congressional midterm elections, especially among young Americans. Voter registrations and other data show an enormous increase in early turnout of voters from the age 18 – 29 in comparison with the last midterm elections in 2014. This is especially apparent with young Democratic voters. Such behavior can be […]

Blog Post #3

Article: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/90458/1/Ongaro_Symptom%20perception_2018.pdf   This article discusses how, in the biomedical model of disease, instances of symptoms without a physical cause and relief through placebo intervention are anomalies. However, in the Bayesian approach to perception these two phenomena are not only explained, but accommodated for. The article states that in order to perceive the world, the […]

A game theory take on sexual harassment

https://www.livemint.com/Opinion/utOFEQrsE2XT2QQlsfw9yI/Opinion–A-game-theory-take-on-sexual-harassment.html   The issue of sexual harassment is, unfortunately, not a stranger to women in most places around the world. In this opinion post by Anirudh Tagat, they compare the complications involved with harassment by “powerful” men upon women in media, performing arts, and other industries in India to a two-person game using game theory. […]

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