Advocating for Brain Science
Neuroscientist Haung (Ho) Yu, Ph.D., emphasizes the importance of meeting with local representatives and policymakers to talk about the value of brain research and its impact on society. Using his own advocacy for Alzheimer's research as an example, Yu walks us through the steps of having an effective meeting, from how to set up an office visit to highlighting key points that politicians can then review with their staffers.
Communicating Your Science Story
Neuroscientist Paula Croxson, Ph.D., discusses the successful use of storytelling to capture the public’s interest in brain science. Croxson is the senior manager for education programs at Columbia University's Zuckerman Institute and a senior producer for The Story Collider, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing true, personal stories about science through live performances.