#10: From Nutrition to Neuroscience. Thoughts from a Neuroscientist
In this episode, I'm speaking with Dr. Stephanie Caligiuri about her research interests and journey as a science communicator.
•How Stephanie first became interested in science and why she chose the various aspects of science that she did.
•How all of the misinformation surrounding nutrition lead her to start her own podcast in an attempt to better communicate the results coming from the scientific community.
•The prevalence of cherry-picking by influencers, media, etc. and how this fallacy distorts reality and why looking at the full body of evidence is paramount.
•The importance of critical thinking in today's information age and some possible paths forward in how to achieve this.
•The importance of having a basic understanding of statistics.
•Why all scientists, more than ever, should consider science communication a part of their job description.
•The other cells within the brain beyond neurons that are frequently glossed over in neuroscience discussions; glial cells.
•And other topics.
Dr. Stephanie Caligiuri is a passionate neuroscientist, physiologist, and nutritionist. She obtained her Bachelor and Master degrees in Nutritional Science, her PhD in Physiology, and a current fellowship in Behavioral Neuroscience at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC. She has more than 30 awards and over 25 peer reviewed publications in some of the world's top journals such as Nature, recognizing her contributions to science. She also hosts the People's Scientist Podcast, which you can find here:
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