Eric Chudler, research associate professor of bioengineering and executive director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering at UW, hosts UWTV’s BrainWorks. BrainWorks takes viewers on a journey inside the human brain and aims to educate children about the wonders of neuroscience.
A recent episode of the program presents the issue of sports-related concussions, and demonstrates to kids and parents how to prevent and protect growing brains from injury. In the program, Dr. Chudler and a team of kids talk with pediatric neurosurgeon Samuel Browd about innovative new football helmets designed to prevent brain injuries. They also learn from a former UW women’s soccer player what it’s like to experience a concussion, and get tips on how to select a safe bicycle helmet.