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University of Birmingham

Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics

University of Birmingham via FutureLearn

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Understand your own amazing brain

We will look at what your brain is made of, how these components are organised and how they function.

This information is helping neuroscientists across the globe understand the brain - and how it is able to do everything from stopping you falling off your bike, to making you feel sad that your football team lost their game, to helping you learn how your brain works.

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in finding out the fundamentals of how the human brain works. It assumes that you will have basic school-level biological knowledge.

You might be doing your A-levels and considering a neuroscience-related degree; a computer-scientist interested in neural networks; or in business and wondering how the workings of your employees’ brains influences the culture of your business.

Taught by

Alison Cooper


4.0 rating, based on 11 Class Central reviews

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  • Nancy Edwards
    Alison Cooper presented the material in a concise, understandable and interesting manner. She is a terrific instructor, and that is one of the reasons I also took the Parkinson's course that she presented. I look forward to other courses she may offer.
  • The subject matter was well presented and easy to understand, even for a beginner to the topic.

    The Future Learn platform does not lend itself well to discussions and participation.
  • Anonymous
    Really enjoyed the course. Good video lectures which explained the concepts clearly and with some useful diagrams and case studies to go with it
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