I am in strong favour of promoting public understanding of science and believe it to be particularly relevant in a developing country like India, where a career in science is often looked down upon. I want to communicate science, alongside pursuing scientific research, through jargon-less scientific writing, talking and teaching. Here are some samples.
I was invited to give a public talk at my alma mater St. Joseph’s College, Bengaluru, India. Again, keeping with the norms of 2020, it was a webinar, and I tried to talk both about the kind of research I was engaged in, as well as generally why I find brains fascinating. At duration
24:20 in the following video, I start talking about some of those fascinating features like:
Radboud talks is a 3-minute pitch competition where researchers from all disciplines narrate their research stories for live audience and a jury of science communication experts. No presentation slides, no charts and graphs, just story.
I ended up winning the 2019 competition for which, I received 1000 euros as personal science communication budget. Here’s my pitch during the preliminaries.
It’s easy to get occupied in doing research and not stop to enjoy the process. So, I started making a series of YouTube videos about how researchers got interested in the field of neuroscience. While I hope neuroscientists find these interesting, I also hope that someone stumbling upon one such video might find the field absolutely fascinating too.
Below are two example stories in which, I talk to
Every now and then, I try to write blogposts about concepts that I find interesting. One such post about how flawed of planning can be, appeared on Donders Wonders blog.
On planning fallacy: Things always take longer than expected. Always.
I also jot down my thoughts on my own blog: metadata