Why public dissemination of science matters: a manifesto.

  title={Why public dissemination of science matters: a manifesto.},
  author={David M. Eagleman},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={33 30},
Communicating science to the public takes time away from busy research careers. So why would you do it? I here offer six reasons. First, we owe that understanding to the people who fund our experiments, the taxpaying public. Second, we can leverage our skills as scientists to inspire critical thinking in public and political dialog. Third, researchers are optimally positioned to stem the flow of scientific misinformation in the media. Fourth, we can explain the ways and the means by which… CONTINUE READING
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