about one thousand new brain science studies are published every week. so it is disappointing that news outlets seem to cover the same stories, re-hash, or re-present old ones. the error bar will aim to be the *second* to each brain story  

reported in: The Guardian by Natalie Grover on 4th March 2021 & The Daily Mail by Ryan Morrison on 8th March 2021 & The Telegraph by Joe Shute on 23rd March 2021 & The New York Times by Kim Tingley on 24th February 2021

this story was in episode 6 #second #silver #runnerup #nearly #almost

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the error bar reads and reviews brains science news, so that you don't have to

after five episodes of brain science news, i'm noticing that news journalists are, ahem, recycling each others' stories, and treading the same paths, week after week

for example, the Guardian digs its heels in with an extended - and very nice - interview on the relationships between cognitive abilities and ideological views, covered here at the error bar in episode 4

and the Daily Mail has claimed that beauty IS in the brain after all - clearly they've not listened to episode 3

the Telegraph re-hashes a variety of stories on loneliness during the pandemic, including the one about how lonely brains look different, which we covered in episode 3. but that study used data collected before the pandemic, and the Telegraph incorrectly says it was a study of Alzheimers. the New Zealand Herald reprinted the article unchanged

the New York Times reports on the use of electrical stimulation for obsessive behaviours, which we covered in episode 2

with about a thousand new neuroscience papers published every week, surely there's more actual news out there? or is science publishing a bit of a merry-go-round?


round we go again!