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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 roger t

Nov 12, 2020

Enjoyed course very much and learned a lot. There was some minimal confusion on my part due to the accents of the presenters and inaccurate translations.

By Jean-Marc H

Oct 15, 2017

Very interesting class, dynamic presentation makes it a pleasure to follow. Some of the quizz/exam questions could be rewritten as they are unclear.

By Roopali B

Apr 14, 2016

Excellent course content and teaching style. I would like to thank Prof. Segev and Prof. Nelken for introducing me to this exciting domain.

By Diário d u B B M M

Jun 21, 2022

Curso excelente! O professor passa, seu conhecimento, bem detalhado. Também por trabalhar as diversas bases do estudo em Neurociências.

By Sue C

Oct 31, 2015

Intense, interesting, very passionate professor. I have to admit I felt at times quite challenged, but overall a very satisfying course

By Alice Z

Aug 5, 2020

If you are new to the topic and find that your understanding improves in multiple explanations

then try this course.

By Valentin P

Jul 25, 2017

Great introduction to HH and Rall models. A bit of self promotion of HBP. Multiple choice tests sometimes "tricky"

By Ravi A V

Aug 13, 2015

i am not a guy who goes well with mathematic equations besides that this course is really valuable. God bless

By Joel B

Aug 21, 2016

seems like an excellent review on the functioning of the brain at the axon/dendrite level.

By Raili M

Dec 28, 2020

Great course, but it's from 2013, so the information is not quite up to date.

By Pao-Sheng C

Aug 9, 2015

Quite organized and easy-understood! It's really helpful~

By Sandhiya P

Mar 8, 2017

amazing it was my first experience but it was amazing

By Jacob F

Aug 26, 2015

too more recapitulations/ but very good lextures

By Robin S

Aug 6, 2020

The content of the course is really good.

By Deleted A

Jan 28, 2017

Great introduction about the topic.

By Sasha M

Nov 4, 2015

a very clear an simple lecturer

By Omar A

Aug 12, 2020

Thank you so much!!

By Jack V

May 21, 2017

Pretty interesting

By Elena A

Aug 6, 2017

Great course!

By Jimmy D P

Aug 2, 2017


By Al P P

Nov 19, 2015

The course is interesting much to be learned and topics are open to much discussion. Some of the presentation need to be simplified and shortened. Repetitions tend to lose emphasis of the main ideas. Additional literature is welcome. But, to those of us whom love science and specially 'Brain mysteries' this course is a different perspective from those physiological or pathophysiological brain courses. Theoretical ideas of the brain are not easy topics; but it does make an interesting discussion. Thanks for the effort and the course is appreciated.

By Benjamin P

Feb 26, 2023

The course material is pretty interesting.

The two big downsides are:

- The lecturer is very *very* not rigorous. You can never tell what is established science, what is speculative, and what is his personal opinion.

- There is no pedagogy behind the teaching. There is no targeted repetition, no active learning, no emphasis on what is important or secondary. The tests are atrociously designed.

By Varsha K

Dec 27, 2015

The content is really good but the test questions are very theoretical. They dont test the understanding but the learning capacity of the student.

By Myron K

Oct 26, 2016

Some interesting parts but quality of visuals poor and presentation suffered