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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.

Sep 17, 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 Gangesh T

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 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 Rahul M

May 7, 2018

outstanding. best of the computational neuro courses on coursera

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 Waseem G

Apr 6, 2020

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.

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 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 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 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 Cristina S

Sep 15, 2017

very interesting course with great explanations