Molly Crockett: Beware neuro-bunk.This is a good look at the annoyance of science as presented in the mainstream media and producers. I think we need to do better. If we don’t control the scientific message, others will and for their own benefits. I think it even harms science, as some of these stories make scientists look stupid, directionless, and incompetent when one year scientists discover that an activity is good for us and the next discover it is bad. (The reality is more likely that science showed neither conclusion and these are misrepresentations of preliminary studies of very different things or non-monotonic relationships.)
Unintuition is a rare but valuable skill. Practice it. Details matter. Non-linear systems, game theory, innovation, economics, probability & statistics, evolution, memetics, & occasional politics. Chad English, Ph.D., scientist, engineer, innovation manager, lecturer.