Workshop led by Prof. Dr. Ophelia Deroy
Should scientists and journalists “tell stories” to the public? The first answer would probably be negative, yet storytelling has become a mainstream way to convey information, including science-related ones. The use of narratives is also backed up by psychological evidence showing that it helps us to engage with abstract topics, and to understand and remember science-related information. If stories are more persuasive than arguments, are they the right kind of persuasion? Is there a hidden risk that stories make science sound less truthful?
Participants include the members of the CAS Research Group Challenges and Norms of Science Communication.
The Center for Advanced Studies at LMU provides a forum for scientific exchange and discussion that bridges the divide between the established disciplines. Its activities are designed to promote all forms of collaborative research and to stimulate interdisciplinary communication within the University. In addition, it facilitates the integration of visiting scholars and scientists into the academic life of the University.