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About the Course

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.”...

Top reviews


Aug 14, 2017

Excellent teaching by Sir. He has created one more enthusiast in the journey of decoding Human Brain. Thank you Sir, getting my basics clear and this will help me to be better Neuro/AI researcher.


Sep 18, 2015

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.

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By Krishnakumar S

Nov 04, 2015

The video Lectures are informative,precise and to the point.

By Bello S T

Mar 23, 2019

This is the perfect course for any neuroscience enthusiast!

By Luczanich J

Jan 11, 2018

Einer der besten Vortragenden, den ich jemals gesehen habe.

By Dasari L N

Jun 30, 2017

Best starting point for someone interested in neuroscience.

By Mikael S

Dec 08, 2019

A very interesting view into our brain. Highly recommended

By Dominika F

Oct 20, 2015

A great course. Very thorough and first of all up to date!

By Ilya R

Sep 05, 2015

I like this course. It is worth listen to it to the end.

By Matilde M

Sep 07, 2015

one of the nicest coursera classes I've taken so far


Aug 21, 2017

This course inspired me to start a research career.

By Rosa A R Z

Dec 02, 2015

awesome... i would like spanish subtititles only .

By Paula V F

Aug 29, 2019

Amazing professor and very useful material/review

By cristina s

Sep 15, 2017

very interesting course with great explanations

By José B d M F

Jul 06, 2020

Very nice course! Thank you very much. Shalom!

By Gregory D

May 22, 2018

Very interesting and well done course. Thanks!

By Wei X

Dec 04, 2018

fantastic introductory course. Great teacher.

By Heikki J H

Oct 10, 2017

Excellent course. Thanks for the instructors.

By Michał R

Apr 02, 2020

Great instructor, lots of fun, great course!

By Vida V

Jun 03, 2019

Thank you very much for an excellent course.

By Irina O

Jan 24, 2016

very easily explained for all levels

By Sergey M

Apr 05, 2020

The best course about neuroscience.

By Ruti S

Apr 08, 2019

Idan Segev - Wow. Amazing lecturer.

By Ruslanas K

Apr 01, 2017

simply about such complex system :)

By Felipe A M S

Apr 20, 2017

Great course by a great scientist.

By Brijesh M

Aug 13, 2016

Great content and great professor.

By Yijun

Jun 17, 2020

inspiring and beautiful course.