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Approx. 20 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Brain Excitements for the 21st Century

2 hours to complete
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

Week 2

2 hours to complete

The Materialistic Mind - Your Brain's Ingredients

2 hours to complete
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

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Electrifying Brains –Passive Electrical Signals

2 hours to complete
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

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Electrifying Brains – Active Electrical Spikes

2 hours to complete
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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