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Learn how the nervous system produces behavior, how we use our brain every day, and how neuroscience can explain the common problems afflicting people today. We will study functional human neuroanatomy and neuronal communication, and then use this information to understand how we perceive the outside world, move our bodies voluntarily, stay alive, and play well with others....

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Mar 22, 2020

This course has turned out to very profitable, especially if you are not an expert in anatomical and clinical terms as is my case. In my opinion, this course is extremely interesting, congratulations.


Dec 29, 2021

Excellent course for understanding the extent to which human neurobiology is complex and fascinating, with multiple opportunities to compare findings with other species and get a better understanding.

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By Rebeca H L

Mar 15, 2021

This course is very interesting and very exciting!

Dr Mason´s explanations keep our attention from the beginning to the end and offers a strong base to understand the nervous system applied to our life in many aspects. I loved it!

By Juliana T

Aug 22, 2021

The lectures are INCREDIBLE!!! It was an amazing experience that gave me a lot of knowledge. The only down side is the some questions and answers are not very well formulated or match each other, but they are few and far between.

By Mehedi H A

Jul 16, 2020

This course has given a gd knowledge about neurobiology 💓. Dr. Paggy has done a tremendous job, thnx to her,,, i will appreciate everyone to go through this course fr a better conception in master of everything,, our brain🥰💯

By Lars E

Jan 17, 2024

Ranging from the brain construction over simpler, older circuits up to complex processes in the neocortex this course takes you on an interesting and very relevant voyage through the function of one of our most important organs.

By Mirjam M

Mar 4, 2018

Thank you so much Prof. Mason for sharing your knowledge so generously. I have really enjoyed this class and gained a better understanding of so many things in our bodies and our minds. I would recommend this class to everyone.

By Magda H

Jul 27, 2022

Superhipermega exciting!!!. I learned a lot!!. The teacher Peggy is magnificent and I am applying the knowledge to my profession as psychologist. The modules was very good and the methodology terrific. Thanks, thanks, thanks!!

By Linna M

Nov 25, 2017

Peggy you are amazing!!! Thank you so much for teaching this course! I've learn a great amount from this course and decided to take neuroscience as my future career. Thank you, again, for leading me in! ----student from China.

By Dung T V

Apr 25, 2024

This course turned out to be very informative and informative, I learned a lot of information that will help me build a healthier lifestyle for myself! And this course made me love neurobiology even more. Thank you very much!

By Arda D A

Aug 15, 2021

A very informative course, with a well-designed structer that can meet the learner in any level and improve them. I really enjoyyed and learned from this course and I would recommend it to anyone interrested in neurobiology.

By Viraj K

Sep 14, 2020

Amazing course, you have truly opened up a new career path for me, and Peggy Mason you are great and I am going to miss listening to your explantions, but hopefully in the world of Nuerobiology we will meet again! Thank You


Jul 14, 2023

I am so impressed to study at Coursera by Peggy Mason is enthusiastic and knowledgeable and presents the subject in an engaging way. She created a wonderful walk from the basics to the diseases that affect our neurobiology.

By Jasmine S

Sep 20, 2021

I had a great time learning from Professor Peggy Mason. She has inspired me to learn more about this field. I would want to express my gratitude to Professor Peggy Manson for providing such an enlightening course. Thankyou.

By Robert S

Aug 29, 2022

Professor Mason is terrific in her ability to convey the information in a way most can easily grasp. She has a evident passion and enthusiam for the subject that gets translated well and can excite the student's interest.

By Remigius R

Aug 17, 2022

Mainly thanks to Dr. Mason this is a great course. I do not know many instructors who can approach complicated topics in a very accessible manner. It was clear that she is enjoying teaching a lot and that helps to learn.

By Kareem

Jun 24, 2020

Amazing course, especially for beginners who don't have enough knowledge in neuroscience and/or human physiology. It was a fun experience for me, I enjoyed every moment of it, great work from Dr. Peggy Mason and her team.

By Naomi S

Apr 6, 2021

Peggy is awesome. I love her compassionate approach to the various neurological illnesses and a lot of her personal stories and examples, including about her cats, help to make the challenging material more relatable :).

By Alexey A

Oct 4, 2020

Colleagues, do not miss it out, this is probably the best course on the platform. Unbelievable, anatomical specimens were dissected just for the course. Also, there is a 2017 version on YouTube, do not miss that as well.

By Misael A A M

Oct 2, 2020

It's a fantastic course for introduction to your brain! This is the starting point if you wanna specialize into some very specific brain functions like sleeping, language learning/comprehension, as well as some diseases

By Elena A

Oct 18, 2022

A great course where you can learn a lot about our neural system and how to work it. The teacher Dra Maggie Manson transmit to us all her passion for science.

It was amazing experience that I recommend you encourage.

By Khanh N

Oct 5, 2021

A fantastic course that has surely satisfied my neuroscience geekiness. Would definitely recommend for anyone who's eager to learn more about the brain and how neurobiology can be applied to just about any discipline!

By Sissi R

Jan 30, 2023

It is a unique course that spreads knowledge on a variety of Neurobiological themes. It has an excellent instructor that explains some very complex topics in a way they can be understood by anyone interested in them.

By Isabel C F V

Oct 5, 2021

I really loved this course, all the lessons we saw I was able to relate them with persons that I know and now I understand the medical problem better. Very interesting topics. Thanks a lot for sharing your knowledge.

By Zeynep B A

Sep 18, 2020

This course is challenging enough without being too hard. If you like learning and neurobiology, I fully recommend it. It is fun and worth your time, with detailed explanations and examples from real-life situations.

By Jackie B

Jul 1, 2023

This course was engaging and interesting. The instructor's enthusiasm was contagious. I liked that she recommended books written by people affected by the various neurological conditions presented in the lectures.

By jenny w

Jan 18, 2021

The best course that I ever took. It was so fascinating. I enjoyed it so much. Felt kind of sad to reach the last video. I have learned so much. Professor Manson is simply amazing. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.