Teaching Neuroscience to Nonscientists: Tactics and Techniques
How can you make neuroscience interesting and not scary to non-science majors? As Marc Breedlove, professor of neuroscience at Michigan State University, explains, it’s all about presenting the science in an accessible way.
First, slowly expose students to the information and relate the concepts to everyday references. Start with the big picture, not the granular details.
Next, use storytelling to grab attention and connect — and make sure to use narratives featuring people.
Watch this video to learn more about Breedlove’s advice for teaching neuroscience to non-scientists, and how this teaching path can also benefit you.