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Understanding the Brain

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Overview

Go inside the most astonishingly complex organ that has ever existed and learn how it works in this engrossing and surprising course on the human brain.

Topics Covered:
  • By This Professor
  • 01: Historical Underpinnings of Neuroscience
  • 02: Central Nervous System-Gross Organization
  • 03: Central Nervous System-Internal Organization
  • 04: Central Nervous System-Subdivisions
  • 05: Cortex-Lobes and Areas
  • 06: Cortex-Sensory, Motor, and Association Areas
  • 07: Central Nervous System-Development
  • 08: Central Nervous System-Cellular Organization
  • 09: Pathways and Synapses
  • 10: Neurotransmitters
  • 11: Stroke
  • 12: The Visual System-The Eye
  • 13: The Visual System-The Cortex
  • 14: The Auditory System
  • 15: The Somatosensory System
  • 16: Agnosias
  • 17: The Motor System-Voluntary Movement
  • 18: The Motor System-Coordinated Movement
  • 19: Parkinson's Disease
  • 20: Language
  • 21: The Limbic System-Anatomy
  • 22: The Limbic System-Biochemistry
  • 23: Depression
  • 24: The Reward System-Anatomy
  • 25: The Reward System-Drugs
  • 26: Brain Plasticity
  • 27: Emotion and Executive Function
  • 28: Processing of Negative Emotions-Fear
  • 29: Music and the Brain
  • 30: Sexual Dimorphism of the Brain
  • 31: Sleep and Dreaming
  • 32: Consciousness and the Self
  • 33: Alzheimer's Disease
  • 34: Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease
  • 35: Wellness and the Brain-Effects of Stress

Taught by

Jeanette Norden, Ph.D.

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