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Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 3: The Brain

Harvard University via edX

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Overview

The human brain is a fantastically complex system, capable of transforming a torrent of incoming information into thought and action. In this course, we will look at how the various subsystems of the brain work together to enable us to survive and thrive in a changing world.

Each lesson will challenge you with interactive segments, animations, and documentaries that explore the richness and complexity of the brain. Our forums will provide you with a place to meet other students around the world, and you can learn from each other through a series of discussion questions.

Do you want to learn about how brains perceive the world? Join us as we explore sensation, perception and the physiology of functional regions of the brain.

Syllabus

  • Lesson 1: Vision
  • Lesson 2: Audition
  • Lesson 3: Touch, Taste, Smell, and the Remaining Senses
  • Lesson 4: Movement and Action
  • Lesson 5: Subcortical Brain Areas
  • Lesson 6: Brain Anatomy

Taught by

David Cox

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