PBS, working with Prof. Steven Schlozman, author of The Zombie Autopsies, have put together a series of zombie themed lesson plans for the teaching of neuroscience. My favourite is "The Neuroanatomy of Zombies." I wish we'd had lessons like this when I was at school.
This quote comes from the PBS website
"The content of the following lesson plans compares the “normal”
brain to a “zombie” brain. While zombies are not real, of course, there
are plenty of diseases that affect the brain."
Of course, what we don't know is whether that is the broadcasters real motivation, or whether they know something we don't...
More details (and the lesson plans) here: