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Science Update: Spotlight on the Brain

Science Update: Spotlight on the Brain

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Science Update is a daily, 60-second feature covering the latest discoveries in science, technology, and medicine. Produced by AAAS, Science Update has reported on thousands of scientific and medical breakthroughs since its inception in 1988. In this Spotlight Web page, Science Update has compiled a collection from its extensive archive of over 40 Science Update shows covering a wide range of topics related to research on the brain.


For Educators

These short radio shows can be used in a wide range of classes, from biology to psychology to social studies. As a whole, they can provide students a glimpse into the diversity of scientific research, even within related fields. They can be used to give students a better picture of the importance of the brain to our physical and emotional well-being.

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