Re: Popular(izing) Science

From: Bryan Moss (
Date: Sat Feb 10 2001 - 09:45:43 MST

Barbara Lamar wrote:

> Greg Burch recently commented that most scientists are not
> good at communicating. I wonder if this is because of the
> sort of training they've had, or if it's because the ability
> of a brain to function "scientifically" generally precludes
> the ability to communicate well in the usual manner.

As I understand it, the short-term memory that is involved in
problem solving is the same used for speaking and listening.
Perhaps, then, scientists tend to access their short-term
memory in ways not necessarily geared to communication.


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