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#AskDifferent – der Podcast der Einstein Stiftung

#AskDifferent – der Podcast der Einstein Stiftung
In der Podcast-Reihe #AskDifferent erzählen geförderte und mit der Stiftung verbundene Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler von den kleinen Schritten und großen Zufällen, die zu einer außergewöhnlichen Laufbahn geführt haben. Wir wollen wissen: Was treibt sie an, anders zu fragen, immer weiter zu fragen und unsere Welt bis ins kleinste Detail zu ergründen?

#19: Dorothy Bishop

Being a Scientist Means Overcoming Our Biases

Careful work and self-criticism is not rewarded enough in today's accelerated research culture, Dorothy Bishop thinks. A jury member of the 2021 Einstein Foundation Award for Promoting Quality in Research, the Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Oxford advocates for evidence-driven, open science practices and a new incentive structure. As a psychologist, she studied specific language impairments in children and showed that some of the disposition is genetic, which helped to get rid of the misconception that merely parents are to blame when a child is struggling with speach. In the interview, the experienced teacher and mentor shares her ideas how to increase public trust in science and encourages every scholar who encounters systemic problems to try and change them. Photo: Dorothy Bishop