Can a Selfie Screen You for Heart Disease?

Curiosity Daily Nov 02, 2020



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Learn about whether it’s better to be a big fish in a small pond or a small fish in a big pond, a mysterious, ancient city called Cahokia that’s, weirdly, just outside St. Louis, and how AI might be able to catch heart disease with a selfie.

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Is It Better to Be a Big Fish in a Small Pond or a Small Fish in a Big Pond? By Kelsey Donk
Even When You’re A Member Of An Elite Group, It Can Be Demoralising To Rank Lower Than Your Peers. (2020, September 24). Research Digest; Research Digest. 
Zell, E., & Lesick, T. L. (2020). Taking Social Comparison to the Extremes: The Huge-Fish-Tiny-Pond Effect in Self-Evaluations. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 194855062095653. 

Cahokia Was the Mysterious, Massive Ancient City in … St. Louis? By Reuben Westmaas
Newitz, A. (2016, December 13). Finding North America’s lost medieval city. Ars Technica; Ars Technica. 
Mound 38 – Monks Mound – Cahokia Mounds. (2015, October 23). Cahokiamounds.Org. 
Woodhenge – Cahokia Mounds, Illinois. (2020). Scienceviews.Com. 

AI Might Be Able to Catch Heart Disease with a Selfie by Kelsey Donk
“Selfies” could be used to detect heart disease. (2020). EurekAlert! 
Christoffersen, M., Frikke-Schmidt, R., Schnohr, P., Jensen, G. B., Nordestgaard, B. G., & Tybjærg-Hansen, A. (2014). Visible Age-Related Signs and Risk of Ischemic Heart Disease in the General Population. Circulation, 129(9), 990–998. 
Lin, S., Li, Z., Fu, B., Chen, S., Li, X., Wang, Y., Wang, X., Lv, B., Xu, B., Song, X., Zhang, Y.-J., Cheng, X., Huang, W., Pu, J., Zhang, Q., Xia, Y., Du, B., Ji, X., & Zheng, Z. (2020). Feasibility of using deep learning to detect coronary artery disease based on facial photo. European Heart Journal. 
Schnohr, P., Lange, P., Nyboe, J., Appleyard, M., & Jensen, G. (1995). Gray hair, baldness, and wrinkles in relation to myocardial infarction: The Copenhagen City Heart Study. American Heart Journal, 130(5), 1003–1010. 

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