There is always something new in the media about brains and evolution. It is both important and interesting to keep up with these findings in this class. This also presents an opportunity to consider how science is interpreted by the media and communicated to the general public.
You will write a paper (4 pages, double-spaced) that critically analyzes a news story that covers a recent scientific report. What does the media story get right? What does it get wrong? How are the findings framed for a general readership? You will present your ‘fake news’ critique to your discussion section.