I thought I’d use the inaugural post on my new blog to explain the title, Neurolore.
When I think about communicating scientific research to the general public, the image I get in my head is that of a storyteller. Much like a storyteller, a science writer or a lay-friendly scientist works to capture attention, drawing the reader (or listener) in by explaining the importance and applicability of a particular research study. Then, the science-teller (if you will) should share details, not to the level of scrutiny of academic journal articles, but enough to give a clear picture of what the study entails. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly, the science-teller must draw conclusions, explaining what the study’s results mean and the impact they may have. At the end of a story, the goal of both the storyteller and the science-teller is to leave the reader enlightened and empowered with understanding. Such understanding can both establish truth and dispel skepticism. These stories are important to tell.
Thus, my hope is to be a science-teller of sorts, to share some stories – or lore, about neuroscience, among other things, here at Neurolore.