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California Institute of Technology

Drugs and the Brain

California Institute of Technology via Coursera

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The neuroscience of drugs for therapy, for prevention, and for recreation.  Drug addiction and drug abuse. You’ll learn the prospects for new generations of medications in neurology, psychiatry, aging, and treatment of substance abuse.

Taught by

Henry A. Lester


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  • Anonymous
    Dr. Lester is a well prepared lecturer and the research used in this course is current. I would take the course again just to learn more about the diseases covered such as Parkinson, Alzheimer's and depression among others. The physiology of the brain is very complex and takes years to learn as research is new everyday. Thank you for the time you spent developing this course.
  • Anonymous
    Awesome course! Unfortunately Coursera seems to have deleted all the old videos off their platform, and I cant find them anywhere now :(
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