Neurobonkers in The News
This is where I list outlets I’ve contributed to or that have covered work of mine that I’m particularly pleased with:
- The latest edition of Psychology (Pearson, 5th Edition) by Neil Martin, Neil R Carlson and William Buskist refers to this blog as a source for “excoriating reviews of bad science/studies”.
- My feature with Jon Sutton on bad writing in academia appeared as the March 2015 cover story for The Psychologist. Also, see my article for The Psychologist on research on initiation ceremonies.
- My piece investigating the global decline of voting was published in Nature as was my investigation into how legal confusion over data ownership is holding back science.
- My feature on how bees could help predict the future for the BBC.
- My investigation into Sci-hub and paywalled academic publishing was read half a million times in one week and reprinted in Hebrew, Spanish and Turkish in magazines and newspapers from South America to the Middle East.
- My report from Parliament on “the day police told Parliament to end the war on drugs” was the lead story on Politics.co.uk.
- My op-ed on the problem with the idea that only positive scientific results are important was chosen as a lead article for the launch of Primemind.
- A report in the New York Times described this blog as part of a “backlash against what is sometimes called brain porn”.
- My report on why We Need to Rewrite the Textbook on How to Teach Teachers was selected as TIME Magazine’s idea of the day.
- I’ve contributed to the blogs of outlets including Nature, Scientific American and The Guardian.
- I’ve looked at research on why people believe in conspiracy theories and for and against the Backfire Effect, and the “Google Effect” for the British Psychological Society Research Digest.
- A report in The Guardian on the problem of misrepresentation of neuroscience in the news referenced this blog in very favourable terms. See my post on the discussion here.
- The Wall Street Journal and Knight Science Journalism reported my winning nomination of the Daily Mail for the 2011 Orwellian Prize for Journalistic Misrepresentation, I subsequently wrote an article for the New Journalist about the affair. In the end, the Daily Mail “corrected” their article incorrectly.
- Forbes reported my 2011 review of the year in drugs (with a somewhat misleading headline).
- Journalism Professor Paul Bradshaw (Guardian columnist, author of onlinejournalismblog.com and founder of helpmeinvestigate.com) described my debunking of an article as “the best piece of bad journalism debunking I’ve ever seen”.
- The blog is often featured on the ResearchBlogging.org and ScienceSeeker.org editor’s selection, check out the following links for some of my best research related blog posts, along with a host of work from other great academic bloggers: [Jan 2011, March 2011, May 2011, November 2011 , December 2011, Jan 2012, June 2012, August 2012, Jan 2014, Sept 2014, Jan 2015, March 2015, May 2015].
- My article on ‘research’ that isn’t actually research appeared in Management Today.
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