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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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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 8, 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 5, 2015

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

By Rony R

Jan 28, 2021

what i need to now about the brain and related fields!

By Matilde M

Sep 6, 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 Leighanne B

Oct 16, 2022

Excellent. Thought provoking. Sad when completed.

By Rosa A R Z

Dec 2, 2015

awesome... i would like spanish subtititles only .

By Paula V F

Aug 29, 2019

Amazing professor and very useful material/review

By Beatriz E

Jul 7, 2021

It is a magnificent course, thank you very much.

By Gülsüm Y

May 14, 2021

thanks all the amazing knowledge to Idan Segev!

By Cristina S

Sep 15, 2017

very interesting course with great explanations

By José B d M F

Jul 6, 2020

Very nice course! Thank you very much. Shalom!

By Gregory D

May 21, 2018

Very interesting and well done course. Thanks!

By Wei X

Dec 4, 2018

fantastic introductory course. Great teacher.

By Heikki H

Oct 10, 2017

Excellent course. Thanks for the instructors.

By Michał R F

Apr 2, 2020

Great instructor, lots of fun, great course!

By Vida V

Jun 3, 2019

Thank you very much for an excellent course.

By Muhammad S A

Feb 6, 2023

Interesting course and much helpful .....

By Bartłomiej C

Mar 14, 2021

Extraordinary course, excellent teacher.

By Vlad T

Jul 5, 2021

Great course and an excellent teacher!

By Irina O

Jan 24, 2016

very easily explained for all levels