We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

How The Media and The Public Influence Neuroscience

Video   Jan 31, 2019 | Original Video from LabTube

 

“I’m right-brained, which makes me more creative”

“We only use 10% of our brain”

“We all need eight hours of sleep to function”

“I’ve got an evil spirit in my brain, so let’s drill a hole in there and let it out”

There have been superstitions and myths around the brain ever since humans first worked out what was inside their skulls. Some myths seem plausible, and others… less so.

Believable or not, author Christian Jarrett catalogued these beliefs in his book “The Great Myths of the Brain”. We spoke with Christian and with researchers at last year’s British Neuroscience Association Christmas Symposium, asking what they thought about neuromyths, the public’s perception of science, and how scientists can better reach the public with myth-busting evidence. 

Professor Helene Joffe, University College London, discusses the impact of the public/media on neuroscience.


 
More Information
 
 
 

Recommended Videos

How Miracle Berries Alter Your Taste Buds

Video

We gave Physics Girl, Space Time, Above the Noise, and Two Cents some miracle berry pills and lemons, tabasco sauce, tomatoes, and a bunch of other random foods, to figure out if this miraculous taste-modifying protein has any limits.

WATCH NOW

The Biology of Heritable Memories

Video

Can we inherit memories? This controversial idea, which goes back to antiquity, was rejected since it violates a fundamental dogma known as “The Second Law of Biology”.

WATCH NOW

JOURNAL CLUB: Eternal Sunshine of the Sober Mind: Rewriting Memories With Ketamine?

Video

In our Journal Club series, Neuroscience Editor Ruairi Mackenzie takes a look at an interesting paper in more detail. Expect low-quality facial hair, medium-quality video resolution, and always high-quality neuroscience.

WATCH NOW

 

Like what you just watched? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Neuroscience

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE