Science isn’t complicated – not even brain science
Do you feel science is just not for you? That it is too complicated and does not apply to your every day life? We would like to change that! Science is no more than the evaluation of evidence. All you need is common sense and a couple of tools. Tools we would like to give you. Science often seems more impenetrable than it really is. This is because it often indeed tends to concern complex topics. However, the real difficulty is often that it is not made sufficiently explicit what the topic of discussion is (and equally importantly: what it isn’t). If that is unclear, accurately evaluating any evidence or applying it to your every day life becomes very difficult, if not impossible.
A missed opportunity
Many topics are studied in neuroscience and psychology that could be interesting and relevant outside of academia. Consider for instance fundamental research into attention or memory, but also habit formation, social interaction, and many others. Although many research studies might have direct applications in the real world (at work or at home, for instance), much of it ends up only in academic journals. To our mind, this is a missed opportunity. Moreover, the fraction of scientific knowledge that does end up in popular media is frequently oversimplified to the point that the original message is misrepresented.
Instead of simplifying scientific findings, we teach you to understand the scientific method, so you can evaluate the value of evidence yourself, draw your own conclusions, and apply them accordingly.
We provide lectures, workshops, and presentations that aim to bring science closer to everyday life. Critical thinking is a central theme, empowering you to judge the merit of the science that you encounter on television, internet, and in newspapers.