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A doctor points to a brain scan. Middle and high school are learning about neuroscience in an effort led by Loyola University

Patrick Semansky

hand points to brain scan

A doctor points to a brain scan. Middle and high school are learning about neuroscience in an effort led by Loyola University

Patrick Semansky

The benefits of teaching kids about neuroscience

When people are science literate, they could be more health literate too.

A doctor points to a brain scan. Middle and high school are learning about neuroscience in an effort led by Loyola University

Patrick Semansky

   

What do you remember from your middle and high school science classes? Did you study neuroscience? Well, that’s the goal of a new effort from Loyola University Chicago.

The project is currently in its beginning stages, but it aims to expose young people to science early in life to foster science literacy and combat science skepticism.

Reset checks in with the people behind Loyola’s neuroscience education project.

GUESTS: Caroline Montojo, president and CEO, Dana Foundation

Bill Rochlin, associate professor of developmental neurobiology, Loyola University Chicago

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