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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Approx. 31 hours to complete

Suggested: 16 hours...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Brain Excitements for the 21st Century

8 videos (Total 74 min), 5 readings
8 videos
Welcome Words and Great Thinkers9m
The Blossoming of the Brain in the World7m
The Connectomics10m
Brainbow8m
Brain Machine Interface BMI16m
Optogenetics7m
Simulation of the Brain - Blue Brain Project8m
5 readings
About the Course10m
Course Staff10m
Course Information10m
How to Use Discussion Forums10m
Lecture Slides10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

The Materialistic Mind - Your Brain's Ingredients

8 videos (Total 82 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
The Neuron Doctrine9m
The Neuron as I/O Device Part I8m
The Axon14m
The Dendrite8m
Neuron Type11m
The Synapse14m
The Neuron as I/O Device Part II7m
1 reading
Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Brain Excitements for the 21st Century and The Materialistic Mind28m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Electrifying Brains –Passive Electrical Signals

11 videos (Total 105 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
11 videos
The Voltage Equation for the Passive Cell9m
The Membrane Time Constant14m
Temporal Summation9m
The Resting Potential8m
The Synaptic Potential Part 19m
The Synaptic Conductance6m
The Synaptic Battery10m
The Synaptic Potential Part 28m
The Voltage Equation for the Synapse and EPSP and IPSP13m
Summary3m
1 reading
Sources for Lesson 310m
1 practice exercise
Electrifying Brains –Passive Electrical Signals22m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Electrifying Brains – Active Electrical Spikes

5 videos (Total 80 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
The All or None Spike and the Voltage Clamp11m
Membrane Currents Underlying the Spike14m
Modeling the Membrane Currents14m
The H&H Spike Model24m
1 reading
Lecture Slides10m
1 practice exercise
Electrifying Brains – Active Electrical Spikes26m
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Top reviews from Synapses, Neurons and Brains

By AAug 14th 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.

By DDSep 18th 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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Idan Segev

Professor
Computational Neuroscience

About Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Ranked among the top academic and research institutions worldwide, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is Israel's leading university and premier research institution. Serving 23,000 students from 70 countries, the Hebrew University produces a third of Israel’s civilian research and is ranked 12th worldwide in biotechnology patent filings and commercial development. The Hebrew University was founded in 1918 by visionaries including Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Martin Buber and Chaim Weizmann. It is located on three campuses in Jerusalem and a fourth in Rehovot. Visit the website at http://new.huji.ac.il/en. Join our online learners community at https://www.facebook.com/groups/hujimooc/. ...

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