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Supported production of an episode of BrainWorks, an award-winning television series for kids about neuroscience.


$25,000
Amount

2020
Year Awarded

Dana Education
Program

This grant supported the production of a 30-minute episode of BrainWorks, an award-winning television series for middle school aged children that portrays the neuroscience field as accessible and exciting. The episode explores vision and visual disorders through hands-on activities to illustrate concepts, brain fact inserts, and interviews with researchers.

In the episode, viewers follow University of Washington neuroscientist Eric Chudler, Ph.D., and a team of curious teens as they visit laboratories and clinics to learn about the anatomical pathways and physiological mechanisms of vision. The episode is supported with a webpage and resources guide for viewers, including teachers, interested in learning more about the topic.

The BrainWorks television series includes five other episodes on such topics as how exercise affects the brain, sports-related concussions, sleep, and brain-computer interfaces. Episodes are available on the Foundation’s YouTube channel.

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