Outreach

In addition to research, our lab is avid about data and science communication and outreach online (such as on Twitter, and in real life. We love our science and our jobs and want to share with others our enthusiasm for the wonder of scientific discovery.
Professor Voytek speaks at events ranging from elementary schools to venues such as TEDx, @GoogleTalks, Foo Camp, and SciFoo. His writing and research has appeared in The New York Times, The Economist, Forbes, Nature, Wired, The Washington Post, Tim O’Reilly’s Radar, Scientific American, The New Yorker, The Guardian, and The Atlantic, among others.



Professor Voytek is also known for his, uh… “research” into the zombie brain. This silly, tongue-in-cheek way of tricking people into learning about the brain lead to the publication of his book, Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?, with his friend and collaborator Timothy Verstynen, Professor of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.



It was reviewed in both Science and The Lancet, according to whom we are apparently, “patient and thorough teachers… with an ingenious touch of conscious nerdy sophistication.” This “research” has appeared on TED-Ed, Wired, the Academy of Neurology, Forbes, Slate, NPR, and New York Magazine.