Speaker Series: The Science of Communication
We know that scientific studies influence what we eat (too much sugar can lead to obesity), what we do (smoking can cause cancer) and how we think (positive thinking can lead to a longer life). But what about informing how we communicate? A new discipline--forged through the integration of psychology, physiology, social science and political science--is looking at the subconscious mind to better understand our behavior and interactions. What can this emerging body of science teach us about communication and persuasion?
Please join us as we explore this question further through our Speaker Series: The Science of Communication hosted by Spitfire Strategies and the Communications Network. To sign up for the Speaker Series and learn about future events, please click here.
Thursday May 30 - Shankar Vedantam
How do your target audiences decide to listen to you or not? How can understanding the decision making process make you smarter and more effective in your communications? Spitfire Strategies and the Communications Network are proud to present the next installment of our Science of Communications Series, with Shankar Vedantam, a science correspondent for NPR, and author of The Hidden Brain: How our Unconscious Minds Elect Presidents, Control Markets, Wage Wars and Save Our Lives. Vedantam will talk about how professionals can use the hidden brain to communicate more effectively, how culture influences decision making on key issues and more.
Join us Thursday, May 30th at 9:00 am ET Human Rights Campaign’s Equality Forum (1640 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036) – or stream the webcast of the event, available online at www.spitfirestrategies.com
You can RSVP to attend the event at the Human Rights Campaign or sign up for the webcast here.
On Feb. 19, Spitfire Strategies and the Communications Network held the second event of our Science of Communication Speaker Series at the Ford Foundation in New York City. Check out what our moderator Ira Flatow, award-winning journalist and host of NPR's Science Friday, and the event's speaker, Harvard Professor Sendhil Mullainathan, have to say about the science of communication in this video from the event:
Full recording of Professor Sendhil's talk:
To view our first session (featuring Dan Kahan, Professor of Law and Psychology at Yale University), click here.
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