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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 13, 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.


Jan 26, 2023

This course was full of information. The way how lecturer explains the subject was great. Only the guest lecturer section was pretty hard to understand but there were no exam needed for that week.

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By Pavlo G

Nov 26, 2017

Very interesting, clear and easy to understand course. Thanks Idan Segev!

By Sumit J

Aug 27, 2020

Excellent course with a pretty engaging instructor, absolutely loved it!

By Ben B

Mar 27, 2018

Very Exciting lectures by Enthusiastic Instructor and top Neuroscientist

By Eleison D d S C

Nov 14, 2016

Very great descripition and patienly explained by this excelent teacher!

By Joana T S F

Mar 4, 2020

Excellent course. My suggestion is implement more tests in the unities.

By Venkateshwaran S

Aug 18, 2015

Excellent lecture on neurons & synapses - building block of the brain.

By Pegah R

Jan 24, 2021

this course was great and useful with lovely and professional teacher

By Deleted A

Jul 8, 2020

Good course. comparing with the computer in detail - I was expecting.

By K A E

Feb 15, 2016

Great course but a lot of work! The work was well worth it though!!!!

By Yunli L

Jan 2, 2022

excellent presentation and powerpoint. Very interesting and helpful

By Jaime

Sep 19, 2020

Great course. Thank you so much for sharing this free to the world.

By Olesya G

Dec 19, 2017

Great course! It made me think differently.

Thank you so much!


By Xiomara N

May 11, 2020

It was a great course, I loved all the material and the tests too.

By Yerko I

Jan 30, 2016

Very interesting and hard to study course! Nice up-to-date topics.

By Alma D

Aug 24, 2015

Wonderful course!!!! It was amazingly easy to understand synapses!

By Mesut A

Mar 21, 2021

It was a very good course. It contributed a lot to me. Thanks :)

By Rahul M

May 7, 2018

outstanding. best of the computational neuro courses on coursera

By marcella

Aug 17, 2022

Great course, despite the reductionist unnecessary assumptions.

By Jose M S E

Oct 8, 2015

simplemente epico, entender lo que se sabe del cerebro... wow!

By Soundarya B

May 31, 2020

Great introduction to neuroscience with an engaging professor!

By Yachao S

Apr 10, 2018

It is perfect as an introduction course for brain researchers.

By Paula A

May 30, 2022

Truly interesting and brilliantly taught.

A brilliant Teacher

By Waseem G

Jan 9, 2021

A great introduction to the topic from a passionate teacher!

By Krishnakumar S

Nov 4, 2015

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