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This is an amazing introduction to Neuroscience from a very qualified and passionate professor. You will grasp the basics of quite elaborate subjects, like the Hodgkin-Huxley equations (the understanding of which requires a bit of imagination because you must understand first how to model the electrical properties of the neuronal cell with simple electrical circuits !), with extreme comfort and ease. Prof. Segev always tries to frame quite known facts in the framework of recent research (in particular new experimental tecniques) that allow us a refinement of this knowledge. In many cases this refinement is substantial, like for example in the case of memory formation due to synaptic modifications, and neurogenesis. He also tend to honestly point its finger on the delicate problems, on the unknown facts, on the partially understood facts and what can go wrong with overinterpretations. In conclusion this is a very modern, passionate and honest introduction to a very difficult subject where many levels of description, from molecular to behavioural intersect and interact in an inextricable manner, and Prof.Segev really renders the state of the art in this Science.
I reccomend this course to everyone who want to learn basic R programming and also as a (brief) introduction to Data Analysis. I agree with who observed that the course is maybe a little too short: for an absolute beginner there is little time to absorb the material completely, but the assignments are amazing, and by far the most important part of the course.