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James Lange: YouTube and Scientific Research

Duration:
15 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 21 December 2011

Alcohol and drug researcher James Lange describes how YouTube videos of drug use have improved the speed and quality of his research, and argues that they can be a vital tool for scientists.

Dr. Lange's research has been into salvia divinorum, and he explains how new technology could now make his job even easier.

He argues that YouTube is an incredible archive of social and biological behaviour, which did not exist a few years ago, and that using it in a sophisticated and systematic way can help us to quickly understand complicated behaviour.

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