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Cognitive scientist, Rose Hendricks, on the science of science communication

Rose Hendricks: Kavli Civic Science Fellow at American Society for Cell Biology

Rose has a background in cognitive science — an interdisciplinary approach to the science of the mind and its processes. As she studied she came to appreciate its applications to society; as Rose aptly describes, “understanding humans can help with most or all of our pressing issues right now.” This is how Rose found herself working in civic science, which focuses on the relationship between science and society.

Science needs to benefit society, and that means it needs to be shared with society, but it also really needs to be informed by society, not just by scientists.

Rose Hendricks

In this episode, Rose explains the values at the heart of civic science: “science needs to benefit society, and that means it needs to be shared with society but it also really needs to be informed by society, not just by scientists.” She also describes her career journey, including how her thesis work and science communication efforts in graduate school informed her understanding of the “science of science communication.” The result is a wide-ranging conversation on the intersections of science and society, including how the scientific community can place more value on outward engagement, that you won’t want to miss!

Rose’s Favorite Books

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Notes for this episode were written by Caroline Sferrazza.

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