Fakecheck with Ilka Diester

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Science communication is the key to an enlightened and sustainable society.

Science communication plays a crucial role in our society. It helps to make complex scientific topics understandable and ensures that well-founded information reaches the general public. Especially in times when misinformation and conspiracy theories are spreading rapidly, it is more important than ever to educate people about scientific facts. And the dissemination of pseudoscientific facts presented in short video clips plays a central role here.

One of the most effective methods of countering conspiracy theories is fact-checking. This involves carefully examining claims and alleged evidence and comparing them with scientific findings. An example of this was recently published on TikTok! If you would like to see please follow the link. Here, Ilka Diester helped to refute the supposedly scientifically proven theory that Schumann waves are responsible for the stress-reducing effect of forest bathing.

“Only through effective science communication can we ensure that scientific findings remain the basis for our actions and decisions and that conspiracy theories do not find a breeding ground,” says Ilka Diester. BrainLinks-BrainTools has a special focus on knowledge transfer in a wide variety of formats for many different target groups and has created the outreach platform NEXUS Experiments specifically for this purpose.

Interested in further activities of the platform? Visit the NEXUS Experiments website nexusexperiments.org/en/