There are many fun and easy opportunities to teach about the brain. For example, optical illusions and how our brain plays tricks on us are interesting to everyone.
Students, teachers, and adults in general are intrigued to learn about the brain and related research that impacts our everyday life. News headlines continually grab our attention with new research findings, as can hopes for improved health and treatments for disease.
This is an exciting era for neuroscience, with advances and discoveries emerging at a rapid pace. The progress being made requires a population that understands the basic science underlying issues and debates.