Neuroscientists today have a myriad of platforms 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. The lay public and scientists who are non-neuroscientists are currently exposed to a plague of misinformation or misinterpreted neuroscience reports across a spectrum of media. However, 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.
Email Instructors to register: Drs. Ron Mandel (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sara Burke (email@example.com)