.Back to listing

Sun, May 03

Reality TV? Not when it comes to science.

I have a confession to make. Since “Friends” was released on Netflix a few months ago, I’ve been spending a lot of time at Central Perk. (Please don’t tell my advisor.)

Surprisingly, this binge watching has actually caused me to reflect on my work as a graduate student in neuroscience — specifically how the public perceives it. What strikes me over and over again while watching “Friends” is the consistently negative portrayal of science. Even though Ross studies dinosaurs, the friends fall asleep every time he brings it up.

Read more in the op-ed by Duke grad student Catherine Hueston in the Herald Sun.