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What do polls and neuroscience have in common?

August 16th, 2016, 10:43am by Sam Wang


Find out in a profile published yesterday on the University’s homepage. Bonus: it may be the only time you will ever find the cerebellum and gerrymandering mentioned in the same article.

Tags: 2014 Election

5 Comments so far ↓

  • Fb

    Nice Sam! Also nice shout out on self control in the Atlantic yesterday.

  • Alan Cobo-Lewis

    I give you…the Gerrymonculus

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B7D_l17lIar7SzBFUnJ5UjFtWEE/view?usp=sharing

    You’re welcome

  • Joseph

    Great article!

    So it did spark a question in my mind: Since you’ve developed this tool to root out gerrymandering, have you actually determined what districts are in fact gerrymandered? Is there a list available somewhere?

    • Sam Wang

      The tool identifies states that are, on a whole, gerrymandered to give political advantage. At that point, one just has to examine the district-by-district vote totals to see which districts have narrow victories, favoring the redistricting party if they did it right; and large victories, in districts where they packed their opponents. It will be obvious. Go run the code at gerrymander.princeton.edu and you will see.

  • Ed Wittens Cat

    pardon, but its order *IN* chaos
    my thesis is that all types of chaos have underlying structure
    but that is still brilliant :)

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