17: Bad science reporting

This week we learn about sleep habits, Fitbit lawsuits, and bad science reporting.


Cameron Spencer

Cameron is a designer and web developer. He is the founder of Lab 43.

Ian Mahar

Ian is a neuroscience PhD candidate at McGill University in Montreal, doing neuropsychiatry research in the McGill Group for Suicide Studies at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. He also does science writing and outreach, and his primary interests for all three are how the brain regulates emotions, and what happens when this regulation goes awry.

Jaime Devine

Jaime K Devine has a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Brandeis University. Her research focuses on how human behavior interacts with biological functioning, particularly between sleep and the endocrine system. When she is not doing science, Jaime enjoys wrestling, wife carrying and acting in horror movies.

Lindsey Ogston

Lindsey graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and from Simon Fraser University with an undergraduate in Biology. She enjoys crafting, craft beer and Kraftwerk.