Welcome to NBB in Paris! The course uses the format of an open-access blog to help the students develop their communication skills via feedback from peers and the public audience. Each student will connect their experiences in Paris with a current neuroscience research finding and convey that information here, as interestingly and as accurately as possible. This is not an easy task but one that I believe is becoming increasingly important in our world of instantaneous information. In my opinion, the future scientists, health professionals, engineers, or mathematicians have an obligation to be the translators of complex technical information to the non-expert public. Without these communicators, the task of being informed citizens, able to make hard decisions about personal health or public policy, becomes much more difficult.
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Kristen Frenzel, Ph.D.