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 and Host

About Annie Minoff

Annie Minoff is a producer for The Journal from Gimlet Media and the Wall Street Journal, and a former co-host and producer of Undiscovered. She also plays the banjo.

About Becky Fogel

Becky Fogel is a newscast host and producer at Texas Standard, a daily news show broadcast by KUT in Austin, Texas. She was formerly Science Friday’s production assistant.

About Christopher Intagliata

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

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