Celebrated each year on 16 April, World Voice Day aims to raise awareness of the beauty and importance of the human voice. We use our voices to navigate our lives, build connections in a rapidly changing world, educate ourselves and others, and create art and culture.
With over 30% of the working population needing to use our voices on a daily basis, having a functioning voice is crucial to a large number of us. But we do not understand the full intricacies of vocal communication – for that we need to study voice science in all its complexity, from bioacoustics to physics and beyond.
At ResearchPod we believe in World Voice Day’s 2023 motto: Your Voice Matters, and therefore have curated a selection of interviews with researchers who used the medium of podcasting to get their voices and research heard.
Understanding Critical Race Theory and anti-racism
To understand some of what Critical Race Theory means as a concept and in practice, Dr Jen Neitzel, Executive Director at the Educational Equity Institute, discusses the past, present, and possible future of media presentations of race and racism in America.
Will podcasts and social media replace academic publishing?
“Will Podcasting and Social Media Replace Journals and Traditional Science Communication? No, but…” is the perhaps controversially titled paper by Professor Matt Fox and a team at Boston University School for Public Health.
And, if the answer is no, what role can they play in the future?
Optimising future wellbeing with artificial intelligence
By leveraging your personal health data – such as blood sample measurements or psychological surveys – with artificial intelligence, it is possible to make accurate predictions on biological age and interventions to keep you at your best.
Fedor Galkin and Deepankar Nayak of DeepLongevity discuss the upcoming launch of their mental health support site ‘FuturSelf.ai‘, models of psychological wellbeing, and the importance of data throughout healthcare systems and patients’ lives.
Adaptive Heritage: Creative thinking or abandoning our values?
Our world is always changing. Some of those changes, such as climate change or depletion of natural resources, are coming fast, and could have far reaching impacts on nature and culture for generations to come.
Professor Jim Perry of The University of Minnesota describes his work in Adaptive Heritage, and discusses how citizens and governments alike can act now to ensure a future for those fast-vanishing environments.
Preventing opioid addiction in pain management with dopamine co-treatment
What if there was a way to deliver the painkilling potential of opioids while reducing the likelihood of addiction?
Dr Stefan Clemens and Dr Kori Brewers’ work at East Carolina University could mark a turning point in pain management and drug addiction.