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Basics of Neuroscience

Understanding How the Brain Works
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 4m
Language: English
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Even after a hundred years of research on the brain, it is still a huge mystery to us. The study of the brain, or neuroscience, is therefore immensely popular and is in constant need of more researchers and professionals. In this course, you will learn the basics of how the nervous system is organized and the cells/connections that allow it to work the way it does. You will also learn about the different systems (sensory, motor, visual, auditory, olfactory, and gustatory), in addition to how the nervous system is formed during development. Finally, in order to develop your research literacy, you will be exposed to science literature and will learn about common research methods that you will read about in research articles. This course is perfect for you if you are considering a career in neuroscience and would first like a taste of what your degree will feature. It is also appropriate for anyone from a non-science background who is curious about the brain or someone who is in psychology and would like a better understanding of the biological functioning of the brain. Note: basic cell biology knowledge is a prerequisite (high school/college level).

You will learn

✓ Cellular components of the brain
✓ Functional areas of the brain
✓ Neural communication and circuits
✓ Reading and analyzing neuroscientific research


• Basic knowledge of cell biology (terminology, cell structures and functions)

This course is for

• Students who are thinking about pursuing neuroscience and would like to have a better understanding of it
• Psychology students who would like to gain more knowledge about how the brain works
• Individuals from non-science backgrounds who are curious about neuroscience
Neuroscientist and Researcher
I have a PhD in Biomedical Sciences and an M.S. in Human Physiology and Neuroscience. I perform research in the field of neuroscience, particularly in brain development and gene regulation. I have almost ten years of teaching experience, at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels. I’m very passionate about teaching neuroscience and
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 4m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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