Scientific investigations are often reported in highly technical language in extremely specialized journals. While there is great value in experts communicating with other experts, there is also a need for greater public understanding of how scientific research can impacts and improve our lives. I bridge this gap, while advocating for the continued importance of science as a way to better understand the world. The internet affords exciting new opportunities for science to be conducted with more openness and transparency, which can also improve public understanding and esteem.
See below for links to my science journalism.
“Your next nurse could be a robot” (Frontiers Blog, September 2016)
“Study shows infants pay more attention to native speakers” (Frontiers Blog, October 2016)
“Genes for speech may not be limited to humans” (Frontiers Blog, November 2016)
“Brain damage is not always damaging” (Frontiers Blog, February 2017)
“In the Age of Trump, Open Science is Crucial” (Undark, March 2017)
“We Need a GitHub for Academic Research” (Slate, April 2017)
“Mental Qigong can be just as rewarding as its physical cousin” (Frontiers Blog, May 2017)
“Assessing and addressing the impact of childhood trauma” (Frontiers Blog, June 2017)
“Iconic words critical to vocabulary acquisition in young children” (Frontiers Blog, September 2017)
“Paraplegic rats walk and regain feeling after stem cell treatment” (Frontiers Blog, November 2017)
“The Song Spectrum” (American Scholar, Summer 2018)