Statistics and brain chemistry

In this week’s podcast: We delve into the world of stats and discuss how they are used in politics and the media. What responsibility do we have to educate the public about the meaning of stats and the understanding of risk? Plus, Science Magazine reports on research into brain chemistry and impulsive behaviour.

Presented by Clive Cookson, with Diana Garnham, CEO of the Science Council and David Hand, professor of statistics at Imperial College London and president of the Royal Statistical Society.

Produced by LJ Filotrani