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About the Course

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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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.


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.

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By Ramah G

Aug 7, 2020

It was an excellent course and helped understand a lot about the basics of neurobiology. Although i would have preferred some more technical details but the simplified overview was just as good.

By Thays C d A A M

Aug 20, 2023

um excelente curso para aprimorar seu conhecimento a respeito do cérebro humano. Além de proporcionar um conteúdo bem completo e abrangente para aqueles que estão começando a entrar nessa área.

By Lara M O

Dec 1, 2022

Thank you so much for this course, it made my last months much more interesting. I loved learning more about how my body (brain) works, and the videos were all really enjoyable and fascinating.

By Malijani T

Mar 7, 2019

Dear Ms. Peggy,

Thank you very much. It is really a great experience and I know so much about myself and other people too. All the best to you and all your love ones.

Best reagrd,

Monica Malijani

By Hunde T O

Mar 29, 2024

the detailed structure of the course curriculum with an excellent approach to address the topics by Professor Maggy has been a wonderful joy. Thanks again to Coursera for making this possible

By Genavieve J

Jul 29, 2020

Amazing course! I have done a few science related courses on coursera and nothing compares to this one. Very well explained and the professor has an amazing way of teaching. Highly recommend!

By Jeanette H

Jun 11, 2020

Professor Mason's passion for her field is evident and she makes a complex subject accessible to people like me with zero knowledge of the subject. Thoroughly enjoyed the course, thank you.

By Mohanad H A

May 16, 2022

I benefited greatly from this course. I felt that Professor Mason was part of my family. It's great and her explanation is excellent. Thank you from the bottom of my heart professor mason.

By Elina S

Jan 24, 2021

A very fascinating course which can be taken both by biological students and by people who are interested in learning the brain structure and mechanisms. This course is highly recommended!

By Valentina N

Aug 18, 2022

I truly loved Dr. Mason's teaching and this was such an inspiring course, whether you're going to take a career in your neurobiology or you're curious of the mechanisms your brain works.

By Sanhita S

Jul 4, 2020

This course was fantastic and transformative. Studying the brain changes your life, and this course gave me a solid grounding to better understand everything else I learn about the brain.

By Claudia A G Q

Mar 1, 2018

A great experience, so thrilling to understan a bit more about our amazing nervous system and brains! Dr. Mason is wonderful, giving everyday examples so we can all relate and understand.

By Govind P

Dec 17, 2016

Excellent. Passionate teacher, well rounded modules. The way of formulating questions in the weekly exams is sometimes difficult to understand. Could and should be cleared by the authors.

By Amanda P

Aug 19, 2020

Peggy Mason is Awesome! Thank you for your generosity, passion and dedication to helping others understand the brain. I found the course extremely interesting, helpful and valuable!

By Sriranjani M

May 28, 2020

Great course to understand the brain and its vastness! Thank you, Dr. Peggy Mason, for this excellent course. I highly recommend it for anybody new to the field of the brain sciences.

By Maria F H

Jun 2, 2022

Very interesting course. I hope there are more course like this which focused to some interesting issue like split-brain, emotion, personality, sleep based on how the brain works.

By Andry M E

Oct 22, 2022

I want to tanks the proffesor Peggy, it is a great course, I can understand all what she teached to us without having preparation of cerebral components and organization before.

By Maren M

Jun 16, 2020

Professor Peggy Mason is wonderful! The course is extremely manageable, well organized, and incredibly interesting, connecting neurobiology to common and rare medical conditions.


Apr 18, 2020

it was overall a best experience to learn this course by Professor Peggy Mason.

I will strongly recommend this high yield course to all those interested in learning neurobiology.

By Jitendra B

Nov 15, 2018

excellent course for every one, good contents on Neurobiology and presentation by professor peggy meson undoubted super, i will recommend one should try for this course. thanks

By Zalina B

Dec 12, 2022

I loved this course and learned a lot from it. Prof. Mason is a great educator and I am very grateful for having the chance to learn from her while living on another continent.

By Guinivieve “ R

Apr 23, 2024

This course is very helpful, with such a charismatic Professor with quizzes that really require a bit of critical thinking. I thoroughly enjoyed it and got my certificate yay!

By Kandoba E A

Jun 11, 2020

Exciting, challenging, and very clear. I was delighted to be taught by Professor Peggy Mason. Very clear explanation, very interesting examples, a lot of additional materials.

By Franklin D S N

Feb 18, 2020

I fully believe that this course helped me to develop new skills in my daily life. it was an update on my future academic life. Since I met this platform, my life has changed.

By Elena C

Aug 19, 2022

Great subject. Excellent and thrilling thanks to Dr. Mason, with a pedagogical and handy way of teaching, that makes easy to understand very complex knowledge. I declare fan