I read a rather interesting (and already recycled!) blog post from the LSE Impact of Social Sciences blog at the end of last week on the use of YouTube to communicate research. It provides a useful insight into the common dilemma of using the internet to communicate research effectively and in an engaging way, while maintaining quality and validity. Well worth a read, see the full blog post – http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2012/08/09/youtube-communicate-science/
Check out this video showcasing research carried out by Professor Kenny Coventry and colleagues at CoCoLab (Communication and Cognition Lab) at Northumbria University on the mapping between language and perception. It describes an ESRC-funded research project looking at cross-linguistic differences in spatial language and asks: Does the language we speak affect the way we think?