Dr Lynda Shaw
it's fairly true. Gotta be careful of these grand statements in neuroscience, the popular press get hold of this stuff. I mean, may I give you an example of what it's like to be a
neuroscientist to give you give you a context. Okay, so we have an idea. And we've got our little idea. And we think, Okay, this is a really good idea. I want to research this. I wonder if anybody
else has researched it and what's been said before. So our little idea becomes this great big piece of work where we're doing a massive literature review, and we're reading up on it. We realised I'm
good, okay, my dear sound, I can do that. So we break it right the way down to our hypotheses. And then we think, right, I'm going to design my experiment now. So we open it up, we design the
experiment, we run the experiment, we get the results, and then we finally take off quite finally they will, what gets down to those tiny results in about half a page. And then we open it up again,
in our discussion, looking back at the literature review. So we now look so we've now got our discussion. We've opened it up, and we're trying to make sense of the results and then we close it
down again, down and down and down and to our conclusion, nice and neat, saying what needs to be done next. And then with a bit of luck and affair wind, we are published in a peer review paper. And
it goes out there to the, to the enlightened ones, and then the popular press get hold of it. And then all hell breaks loose, because it goes wrong. So, so you get this lovely neuroscientific
explanations and ideas and what is going on in the brain, then popular press get hold of it, then somebody says, All that's going to fit my business model. I'm going to say I can make that fit
because of what I'm selling, or what my products or my services and then it goes really wrong. So my, I'm, I'm on a mission to stop this and it's not i'm not going to stop it, but I will enlighten
everybody I possibly can. So we have to be very careful of grand statements when it comes to neuroscience is a very serious science but it's an embryonic science is brand new in science speak
So we're learning new stuff all the time. So I believe that when we get the next generation of neuro imaging equipment, we will probably unlearn and discover things, again that we have no idea about.
That's what's exciting about neuroscience.