Apr 02, 2018
I learned a lot from this course that I have been able to use in a ministry capacity. If you are trying to help others with addiction or understand it for yourself, this is the course for you.
Mar 30, 2017
This course is truly wonderful, many intellectual mind-opening surprises... for example I almost fell out of my chair when I learned of vaccinations development effort to counter addiction.
por Iskra K•
Apr 05, 2016
Course give very good information, but the "The addicted brain" its not the correct name.
Second part of the course give more detail information about different drugs and body biology, but its not directly related to the Brain.
However, the training its very good, just change the label.
por Ellen W•
May 09, 2016
Knowledgeable professor. Distracting background. I prefer direct eye contact rather than having the professor sometimes filmed not looking directly at the camera. But the course gave excellent information and I enjoyed it.
por Joshua J F•
Sep 03, 2015
I learned some important concepts, but all of the material was repeated many times. If the redundancy of information were eliminated, imagine how much more students of this course could learn!
por Dorothy H•
Jul 02, 2016
Worth skimming fast through for free to learn a little something about the brain. Don't expect to learn much about the brain though. The title is a little misleading.
por Nathalie A•
Jan 04, 2016
Maybe too easy... And too focused on the society more than on the brain itself. Enjoyed it though.
por Kostadin K•
Jun 17, 2016
Well, I expected more and more debt, It seems the course is oriented to the general public.
por Tri N•
Aug 20, 2015
I will rated number 3 because I want to learn more new stuff about protections of my body.
por Alicia D R•
Jun 30, 2019
I thoroughly enjoyed this class, and appreciate all of the information it entailed.
Dec 29, 2019
very general information. good, but id prefer more in-deptht teachings.
por Thomas C•
Sep 13, 2015
Somewhat too simple, but still a good basic introduction.
por Eleanor T M•
Jan 13, 2017
Did not like that I have to upgrade just to take a quiz
por D K•
Jan 05, 2016
por Marci A B•
Oct 02, 2015
Very interesting as lay person interested in topic.
por Michael C•
Oct 26, 2015
Interesting but really introductive
por Amanda R•
Oct 31, 2017
Looks to be an interesting course.
Feb 16, 2016
So simple, not enough informative.
por Tom T•
Jan 28, 2016
I am very interested in this topic however I found the instructor's presentation to be so monotonic and slow paced that I dropped out. I am sure he knows his material cold and I am sure that he is much better "live" in class. The readings were appropriate and the course out line solid. However this is not his media. And I have done the "talking to the camera" thing and it can be deadly for presenters. It is not BTW an "age thing"; I am older than he, I am sure, and do not ask that presentations be entertaining - just that they be engaging. (Perhaps if Coursera had lecturers present in front of small groups, as "Great Courses" does? It is unfortunate that (as I understand it) Coursera doesn't offer a "free look" with the option to transfer one's fee to another course if unhappy. Hope this is constructive for both the lecturer and Coursera.
por David D•
Jan 10, 2017
Information strays between ridiculously shallow and unnecessarily deep (e.g. the stuff about GPCRs is so far removed from importance when discussing addiction). Most of the time the questions are poorly worded and thoughtless, and the whole thing reminds me of a bad high school class. Some parts border on misinformation, does seem almost as if it's been underwritten by the DEA. Paints a very distinct picture, a picture with an agenda and really incomplete portrayal of addiction. Points for trying though.
por Anne H•
Feb 06, 2018
I may be a bit harsh in my review because I found the material to be so basic as to be a poor use of my time. This conclusion is furthered by the dull presentation. It was very slow, lacked depth, and was delivered in an uninteresting way. Such a critically-important and fascinating topic could have been so much more engaging. Thank you. Anne
por Tj E•
Nov 01, 2015
As a career dieter who is constantly reading about causes of obesity, I can't say I learned anything too earth-shattering. However, the research discussed does support what I have learned from listening to the podcasts from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.
por Nikita I•
Jan 28, 2017
Quite boring, a lot of propaganda against drugs. Sometimes data is presented in misleading ways to make the harm from drugs look greater. Though if you are new to the topic, you may consider to take the course as it contains some useful information.
por Denis Y•
Mar 10, 2018
Not much of information, not deep, a lot of repeating, speaker is very slow, feels like NLP
por Lovro T•
Sep 09, 2015
Not very informative, and too simple. Also, there is way too much repeating
por Jason E•
Aug 15, 2015
Very informative but very dry presentations.
por Joslyn L•
Oct 30, 2015
Feels underwritten by the DEA, and aimed at perhaps high school students? Very slow pace; info could've been distilled into less than half the lectures (I completed the '7 weeks' in 3 days). Doesn't really distinguish between users without serious problems & addicts (which I believe amplifies gateway effects & experimentation once people meet users who aren't brain damaged or addicts). Creates an exaggerated and arbitrary distinction between prescribed drugs as all good and recreational as all bad, and dismisses any possible benefits of substances that are not legal, noting only that medical marijuana has been helpful for HIV patients, which is certainly an understatement. Components are also helpful for cancer patients, anxiety, and more. Perhaps break this into studies of common drugs, how they work, & effects and separately, the mechanisms of addiction and treatment. However, I appreciated the 'reduce harm' policy economics.