Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life

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Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with yo...
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Learn how the nervous system produces behavior, how we use our brain every day, and how neuroscience can explain the common problems afflicting people today.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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1 year, 12 months ago
What began on my part as seeking a desperate cure for desires and obsessions, evolved into an intricate exploration of human mind, it's functioning and capability. This marked the beginning and desire for a deeper exploration of mind and human body, which I partially weared out by doing other such courses. Perhaps one day I shall fulfil this desire truly and wholly, but for now, it is a parting. Am deeply thankful to Prof. Peggy Mason whose knowledge and enthusiasm brightened the course. It was sad then to see her go, of course, it was with pride and confidence.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 3 months ago
My first Coursera course and the best experience I could have ever imagined with MOOC. Hope there will be a part II of that :)
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
especially liked the videos. quizzes and exams where great and forced the students to work out a lot and think by themselfes. i wish that all students would get a certificate who made it to the end of the course. learnd a lot about the brain functions and different diseases, this course triggered my english learning a lot. it was just excellent, i would recommend this course and the very talented instructor peggy mason to everyone who can appreciate it!
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5 years, 4 months ago
I enjoyed every aspect of this course, the regular quizzes, the clear, understanding of Professor Mason. I had no knowledge of neurobiology whatsoever but now after 10 weeks I have a great understanding of the basics of understanding the brain.I would love there to be a follow on course from this, Peggy Masons teaching is contagious, I want to learn more.Thank you :) RACHEL MARY REES.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
Instructor and lectures were amazing !!
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
I liked EVERYTHING about this course from the Professor to the subject material presentation to how the quizzes were handled.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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5 years, 4 months ago
Great course covering a wide range of different topic. Dr. Mason is an amazing teacher and taking this class was a great experience.
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10/10 starsCompleted
5 years, 4 months ago
The practical lab sessions, involving dissection of actual human brains, were great and enabled many of us laymen to have the rare opportunity of viewing the innards of the brain.  The sessions on brain ailments was also very good since we could relate to this comfortably with our own experiences & knowledge of people suffering from these neurological problems. The sessions also helped us understand how our brain works, how we learn and how the brain is vulnerable to some diseases helping us lead better lives.
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5 years, 5 months ago
As others have mentioned, it is a good introductory course and if you're new to neuroscience, I'd recommend taking it. Having just finished Medical Neuroscience, I thought most of this was redundant and much more simple and superficial so I decided to drop it and watch the videos later as entertainment.
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  • 37 completed
5 years, 3 months ago
Content filled, well-delivered, engaging professor, very challenging quizzes. I'm a very strong math and science student with a BS in Math and Physics and an MS in Finance and still feel this course is definitely difficult and would rank as a junior year undergraduate course. Very visual course with dissected brains, excellent use of white board and a teacher who has 30 years of experience in delivering complex material in a clear way Prof Mason posted over 300 times in the forums and her presence set a tone of respect and professionalism that made this course a pleasure to attend beyond simply the excellent material one learned
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5 years, 6 months ago
I attempted to take this course and dropped out after two weeks. It is an interesting course, but if, like me, you've taken other introductory courses in Neuroscience, then there isn't much appeal. It is simple and quite basic, and at least during the first sessions we did not see that bridge to "everyday life" promised in the title. If you've never taken a Neuroscience course before then this may be great. if you have, it's probably redundant.
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