Making Sense of Science Infographics

17:43 minutes

Modern science infographics can show everything from rising temperatures to population growth—if you know how to read them. The Best American Infographics 2013 editor Gareth Cook and neuroscientist Stephen Kosslyn explain how to be a savvier infographics reader, and how to spot graphics that mislead.

Segment Guests

Stephen Kosslyn

Stephen Kosslyn is a neuroscientist, psychologist, and the founding dean of the Minerva School of Arts & Sciences in San Francisco, California.

Gareth Cook

Gareth Cooke is a science journalist and editor of The Best American Infographics 2013 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013) based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Meet the Producers

About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is Science Friday’s SciArts producer. She’s visited Olympic ski jumps and a nuclear reactor, all in the name of science.

About Becky Fogel

Becky Fogel is Science Friday’s production assistant. She would like to build a Rube Goldberg machine that dumps donuts on her desk. But until then, she enjoys working beside her ceramic dinosaur and Drake painting.

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata is Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.

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