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Mythbusting: Social Media for Good

Ben Rein, PhD

Mythbusting: how a brain scientist uses social media for good

About the talk

Meet the neuroscientist with 1M followers on social media, and hear about some of the most common brain health myths he has dispelled, drawing from the latest science. Ben is a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University and a prolific science communicator on social media.
In his current research, he is exploring the neural basis of empathy and how drugs such as MDMA act in the brain to enhance social connection. Outside of the lab, he creates educational science videos for an audience of more than 900,000 followers on TikTok, Instagram, and BiliBili. 
Register for the 2023 season and attend as many as you like. All talks will be recorded and shared exclusively with registrants.


Join us for the most popular brain health speaker series. BrainHealth Presents top brain scientists, authors, inventors and futurists for conversations about the latest advances in science, technology and real-world applications applicable to better brain health.


  • Get virtual access and reminders to all the talks during the 2023 season.
  • Ask the speaker a question through the Q&A function (we will get to as many as we can).
  • Receive exclusive event recording (only available to registrants).

2023 Speaker Lineup

To register for the virtual series, click the regsiter button above. There is an option to attend some talks in person if you are in the Dallas, Texas area. For more information, see below.

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