Neurotalk: Improving the communication of neuroscience research

Judy Illes, Mary Anne Moser, Jennifer B. McCormick, Eric Racine, Sandra Blakeslee, Arthur Caplan, Erika Check Hayden, Jay Ingram, Tiffany Lohwater, Peter McKnight, Christie Nicholson, Anthony Phillips, Kevin D. Sauvé, Elaine Snell, Samuel Weiss

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There is increasing pressure for neuroscientists to communicate their research and the societal implications of their findings to the public. Communicating science is challenging, and the transformation of communication by digital and interactive media increases the complexity of the challenge. To facilitate dialogue with the public in this new media landscape, we suggest three courses of action for the neuroscience community: a cultural shift that explicitly recognizes and rewards public outreach, the identification and development of neuroscience communication experts, and ongoing empirical research on the public communication of neuroscience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-69
Number of pages9
JournalNature Reviews Neuroscience
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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