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An interactive and reflective lesson for high school or undergraduate students on brain donation, bioethics, and their role in neuroscience research.
About this resource:
Ever wonder how scientists study the human brain? To learn more about the processes of living and post-mortem brain donation and the role of bioethics in scientific research, check out our lesson plan featured below!
Audience level: high school or first/second year undergraduate
Mode of instruction: suitable for remote, hybrid, or in-person instruction
Estimated lesson timeline: 55 minutes total + 20 minute optional debate activity
Prior knowledge needed: This lesson does not require a background in biology in order to complete it. This lesson is suitable for students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds including philosophy, psychology, science and technology studies, and any of the life sciences.
Note: This lesson plan is also the first of a four-part lesson featured on our Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease page
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