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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....

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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 Alexandros Z

13 de set de 2020

It was fun and a learned a lot of stuff


7 de jun de 2020

Amazing concepts . THANK YOU SO MUCH .

por Dadarkforce

24 de dez de 2017

Enjoyable course that taught me lots

por GAN K C

2 de set de 2019

Feeling great to learn this course!

por gianluca a

23 de fev de 2019

very interesting and well prepared.

por KyungYeon R

14 de ago de 2017

this is the most interesting course

por Deleted A

7 de mai de 2017

Outstanding course and Professor!

por Yoomee S

7 de jun de 2019

very comprehensive course!!

por Sol Y

16 de jun de 2018

The course was interesting

por Rafaela R A

18 de jul de 2016

Loved it!!

Excellent course

por Nyam-Ochir B

18 de nov de 2016

Excellent course to take!

por Marisol P L

11 de mai de 2019

Me gusto mucho el curso

por Takunda S

11 de mar de 2022

Excellent experience.✅

por Siju V

11 de set de 2016

good for beginners

por Tatiana P W

8 de ago de 2017

Great course :)

por SS

29 de abr de 2020

Great lecture

por Marcelo F

12 de mai de 2021

Thank you!!!

por Waroot P

5 de ago de 2020

Great Course


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3 de mai de 2018


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7 de ago de 2020


por Drpiyush k

28 de mai de 2020