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Sobre o curso

This course is about how the brain creates our sense of spatial location from a variety of sensory and motor sources, and how this spatial sense in turn shapes our cognitive abilities. Knowing where things are is effortless. But “under the hood,” your brain must figure out even the simplest of details about the world around you and your position in it. Recognizing your mother, finding your phone, going to the grocery store, playing the banjo – these require careful sleuthing and coordination across different sensory and motor domains. This course traces the brain’s detective work to create this sense of space and argues that the brain’s spatial focus permeates our cognitive abilities, affecting the way we think and remember. The material in this course is based on a book I've written for a general audience. The book is called "Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are", and is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or directly from Harvard University Press. The course material overlaps with classes on perception or systems neuroscience, and can be taken either before or after such classes. Dr. Jennifer M. Groh, Ph.D. Professor Psychology & Neuroscience; Neurobiology Duke University Jennifer M. Groh is interested in how the brain process spatial information in different sensory systems, and how the brain's spatial codes influence other aspects of cognition. She is the author of a recent book entitled "Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are" (Harvard University Press, fall 2014). Much of her research concerns differences in how the visual and auditory systems encode location, and how vision influences hearing. Her laboratory has demonstrated that neurons in auditory brain regions are sometimes responsive not just to what we hear but also to what direction we are looking and what visual stimuli we can see. These surprising findings challenge the prevailing assumption that the brain’s sensory pathways remain separate and distinct from each other at early stages, and suggest a mechanism for such multi-sensory interactions as lip-reading and ventriloquism (the capture of perceived sound location by a plausible nearby visual stimulus). Dr. Groh has been a professor at Duke University since 2006. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Princeton University in 1988 before studying neuroscience at the University of Michigan (Master’s, 1990), the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 1993), and Stanford University (postdoctoral, 1994-1997). Dr. Groh has been teaching undergraduate classes on the neural basis of perception and memory for over fifteen years. She is presently a faculty member at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences at Duke University. She also holds appointments in the Departments of Neurobiology and Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke. Dr. Groh’s research has been supported by a variety of sources including the John S. Guggenheim Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program, the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, the John Merck Scholars Program, the EJLB Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Whitehall Foundation, and the National Organization for Hearing Research....

Melhores avaliações


8 de set de 2020

I like the details that this course provides about the functionality of the brain. Dr Groh definitely took her time to prepare this course, and she likes to go in depth detail about everything.


15 de ago de 2020

One of the best Neuroscience courses took in my life. The professor is very good at teaching and amazing personality and her research team is very great. Hope one day she would win Nobel Prize

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por Renugadevi K

26 de mai de 2020

It was really interesting lectures. The quiz session was really a motivating task to do and make us to study in depth in future

por Gautam T

18 de mai de 2020

Fantastic experience. The instructor took extremely hard concepts and explained them in an excellent and understandable manner.

por Archana

24 de mar de 2021

It was a very interesting and thought-inducing course. The experiments also made it highly interactive. It was time well spent

por 오승현

21 de jul de 2019

Because i had this class, i could have heard about the information about the brain for the space and that's very good for me.

por Kajol V S

25 de mai de 2020

if only I had as many as a 100 stars to rate this course, yet I'd have wished for even more stars to increase the ratings!

por Unkili T

12 de jan de 2022

Its veery helpful for the neurology students who wants to know about the eye, brain, and the space that is surrounding us

por Pratyasha M

28 de fev de 2021

Thank you very much Dr. Jennifer for bringing out this amazing course. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and learnt a lot.

por Asif H

14 de mai de 2020

Definitely it was not a course for beginners, Felt quite hard and also interesting. Learned a lot of new things from it.

por Rufia A

3 de abr de 2017

This was a well-delivered course. I learnt a lot about how the brain functions and how is that applicable in the space.

por Chesley L

26 de mar de 2020

This course is really enjoyable, I enjoy all the related studies and papers and the quizzes are extremely helpful!


28 de nov de 2017

The professor explains things very well. The course is awesome with interesting and well organized content.

por Paul R

19 de ago de 2016

Increible curso. Lo recomiendo para todos aquellos que quieran conocer mas sobre el cerebro y el cuerpo.


14 de mai de 2020

This course is very informative and helped me to learn many things about the brain and how it works.

por Baqqali O

19 de jun de 2020

I learned so many helpful things in this course, although I am not an English native but I made it!

por Alexandre S T

3 de set de 2016

Amazing, congratulation, the curse is fantastic !!!

Best regards,

Alexandre Scherre Tomé / Brazil

por Dorothy H

15 de ago de 2016

This is a superb course appropriate for any level of experience or knowledge with the subject.

por Tehilla O S

9 de out de 2016

Very intersting. Very enjoyable to learn. Great teacher and teaching methods. Fair quizzes.

por Arun K

24 de nov de 2016

Excellent course to understand the basics of vision and how and why we can see. Thank you.

por Peter G

20 de jun de 2016

A great intro to neuroscience. Creative videos that are both informative and fun to watch.

por Mengli

30 de mai de 2016

I like this class. It provide a lot of detail info. And the teacher is nice and patience.


23 de jul de 2020

Very interesting. The final quizzes in each series of videos help to clarify everything.

por Безрукова В

24 de out de 2019

This course really helps to open your mind and understand the process inside your brain!

por Samantha B G

28 de abr de 2020

I really enjoyed this course and loved how practical it was to understand.

Thanks a lot.

por Shurronda A

17 de jul de 2022

This course is so hard even if you by the book, but "I loved every minute"....!!!

por Keith M

1 de jul de 2016

Amazing learning experience! Put simply yet comprehensively. A must-do course!