How the Maya thought about the ancient ruins in their midst, and the science of Braille

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On this week’s show: How people in the past thought about their own past, and a detailed look at how Braille is read


First up this week, what did people 1000 years ago think about 5000-year-old Stonehenge? Or about a disused Maya temple smack dab in the middle of the neighborhood? Contributing Correspondent Lizzie Wade joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss how Mesoamerican sites are revealing new ways that ruins were incorporated into past peoples’ lives.


Next up on this week’s show is a segment from the AAAS meeting on reading science and Braille. We hear from Robert Englebretson, an associate professor of linguistics at Rice University, about filling in a gap in reading science research when it comes to how Braille is read, written, and learned.


This week’s episode was produced with help from Podigy.


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[Image: S. Crespi/Science; Music: Jeffrey Cook]


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Authors: Sarah Crespi; Lizzie Wade


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