Neuroscientists today have a plague of resources by which they can communicate their science. From social media to the creation of internet content, there of numerous ways to participate in science communication with your peers and, most importantly, the lay public. When neuroscientists communicate effectively, it builds support for science and promotes a broader understanding that may increase diversity and inclusion. That being said, neuroscience history is besieged with examples where neuroscientists blundered and what was once assumed to be fact was later found to be wrong. The purpose of this course is to provide students with foundational knowledge on how to participate in science communication responsibly and effectively by examining some of history’s greatest missteps in neuroscience research through the creation of a podcast episode.
Students will learn to critically evaluate and question key blunders in the history of neuroscience while getting didactic instruction on internet content creation.
Email Instructors to register: Drs. Ron Mandel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sara Burke (email@example.com)