These are very unique times for brain research. The aperitif for the course will thus highlight the present “brain-excitements” worldwide. You will then become intimately acquainted with the operational principles of neuronal “life-ware” (synapses, neurons and the networks that they form) and consequently, on how neurons behave as computational microchips and how they plastically and constantly change - a process that underlies learning and memory. Recent heroic attempts to realistically simulate large cortical networks in the computer will be highlighted (e.g., “the Blue Brain Project”) and processes related to perception, cognition and emotions in the brain will be discussed. For dessert we will deliberate on the future of brain research, including the questions of “brain and art”, consciousness and free will. For more information see the course promo below and read “About the course.”
Synapses, Neurons and BrainsHebrew University of Jerusalem
About this Course
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
Brain Excitements for the 21st Century
The Materialistic Mind - Your Brain's Ingredients
Electrifying Brains –Passive Electrical Signals
Electrifying Brains – Active Electrical Spikes
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- 2 stars0.52%
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TOP REVIEWS FROM SYNAPSES, NEURONS AND BRAINS
Definitely one of the greatest courses I've had on Coursera was this. Thanks to anyone who provides it, specially to Dr Idan Segev. It was amazing I have learnt a lot.
It is a very interesting and well-done course about neurobiology. Prof. Sedev has many interactive tasks and he tries to explain details as easy as possible. All in all it is understandable.
Thank you so much,
this course became a seed, that will eventually grow into something great and significant for the whole world and humanity in particular.
Regards, Nazarii Hryniv
Really fascinating subject and professor is enthusiastic! The only reason I did not rate this course 5 stars is because the material is sometimes presented in a somewhat disorganized manner.
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