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Harvard University

Fundamentals of Neuroscience

Harvard University via edX XSeries


Based on the introductory neurobiology courses taught at Harvard College, Fundamentals of Neuroscience is a three-part series that explores the structure and function of the entire nervous system — from the microscopic inner workings of a single nerve cell to the staggering complexity of the brain.

You’ll study the electrical properties of individual neurons, examine how neurons pass signals to one another, and how complex dynamics result from just a few neurons. You’ll explore sensation, perception, and the physiology of functional regions of the brain.

Through fun animations, documentaries, and interactive virtual labs discover what makes the brain tick and how we perceive the world around us.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 1: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron

Learn how electricity makes the neurons in your brain tick.

Course 2: Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 2: Neurons and Networks

Discover how neurons work together to create complex networks inside the brain.

Course 3: Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 3: The Brain

Discover what makes your brain tick in this third course in our introductory series in neuroscience.


Taught by

David Cox


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