Public Knowledge in Spain


Should we be able to retrieve lost memories?

Our group went to Seville’s streets, in Spain, with the aim of getting to know how much did people know about optogenetics and what did they think about the issue. This were the results:







As the graph show, more than a half of the people (58%) knew what a gene was, but only 15% knew what biotechnology was about. This might be due to the fact that the concept of gene is taught in schools in the subject of biology and it was known what its function was since 1977. For the contrary, biotechnology is a modern discipline hich is currently giving rise to multiple investigation projects and innovative techniques all around the world.



On a scale from 1 to 5, the graph above represents people’s opinions.

Moreover, half of the respondents would let science get back their lost memories, as they would love to remember their youth and the experiences they had when they were kids. However, the other half won’t accept this technique as they don’t see themselves prepared to cope with the negative memories.



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