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Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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The Nervous System

Neurobiology is a rapidly growing area of scientific research, and is becoming increasingly prevalent in the news and popular culture. In this course, we will study of the nervous system from a biological perspective by exploring the fundamental concepts in neurobiology, including how we sense the world, how we act in the world, and common neurological disorders....
17 vídeos (total de (Total 85 mín.) min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
17 videos
Ethics and Brain Science1min
I Am a Patient1min
The Four Functions6min
Central Anatomy6min
Meet the Stars: Neurons2min
Parts of the Neuron3min
Neuronal Uniqueness: Stars of the Sky8min
Glial Cells6min
Myelin5min
Demyelinating Diseases3min
Meninges5min
Peripheral Diseases6min
Brain Tumors5min
The Brain and the Spinal Cord2min
Meninges7min
Brain Tumors4min
3 leituras
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10min
Clinical Vignette: Brain Tumor10min
Additional Resources10min
1 exercício prático
The Nervous System22min
Semana
2
3 horas para concluir

Neural Communication + Embodied Emotion

Neurons are the cells of the nervous system responsible for communicating, relaying, and integrating information. Neurons "talk" to other neurons through a special type of language that involves electrical signaling within individual neurons, and the use of chemical compounds known as neurotransmitters to communicate between neurons. In this module, you will learn more about how a neuron functions at rest, how information is relayed within a neuron, and how neurons relay information to other neurons or target tissues. In the second half of this module, you will be learning about how the body and emotions work together to produce our everyday emotional experiences. We will look at the enteric nervous system and learn how to discern whether the sympathetic or parasympathetic system is impacting our current emotional state....
17 vídeos (total de (Total 99 mín.) min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
17 videos
Electricity Review4min
Action Potential5min
Neurotransmitter Synthesis5min
Neurotransmitter Release5min
Clostridial Toxins: Botox6min
Signal Termination7min
Receptors7min
Metabotropic Receptors7min
Wrap-Up: Neurocommunication2min
Introduction to Embodied Emotion3min
Enteric Nervous System5min
Parasympathetics & Sympathetics6min
Parasympathetic/Sympathetic Balance3min
Autonomic Pharmacology: Adjusting the PS/S System7min
Spinal Cord Injury7min
Wrap-Up: Embodied Emotion5min
3 leituras
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10min
Additional Resources10min
Optional Survey on MOOCs10min
1 exercício prático
Neurocommunications30min
Semana
3
4 horas para concluir

Neuroanatomy

Neuroanatomy tells us how the nervous system is organized. Understanding the form of the brain is essential to understanding its function. By comparing the structure of the brain with a patient's symptoms, neurologists are able to identify the location of certain disorders. Studying how the human brain develops provides insight to why it is organized as it is. This module, you will learn about how the brain develops during gestation, some major pathways in the nervous system, and what can go wrong!...
26 vídeos (total de (Total 206 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
26 videos
Neural Tube Formation5min
Neural Tube Defects10min
Brain Vesicles8min
Expansion of the Cerebral Cortex12min
Two Forebrain Tracts8min
Cerebral Palsy9min
Nerves10min
CNS Regional Functions12min
Hemisphere Functions4min
Aphasia8min
Language Circuits9min
Making a Flat Schematic of the Brain5min
Oxygen and Cerebral Blood Flow6min
Blood Supply6min
Strokes and Tumors7min
Bleeds7min
Spinal Cord7min
Inside the Cranium6min
Telencephalon4min
Cortex7min
Cerebellum5min
Visual Pathway6min
Pituitary Tumors5min
Blood Supply9min
Hippocampus & Alzheimer's Disease10min
2 leituras
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10min
Additional Resource10min
1 exercício prático
Neuroanatomy20min
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4
4 horas para concluir

Perception and Vision

Perception is how the brain interprets incoming stimuli. Not all stimuli that can be sensed are perceivable, and sometimes those that can be perceived play tricks on us. The systematic ways that stimuli are interpreted (or misinterpreted) show how well the brain can understand our surroundings, sometimes with limited information. This module we will explore perception and vision.This module contains a lot of material, so be sure to start early so that you have time to finish!...
26 vídeos (total de (Total 159 mín.) min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
26 videos
Sensory Interpretation: Optical Illusions3min
Sensory Interpretation: Auditory Illusions3min
Sensory Interpretation: Weber's Law4min
Stimulus Set7min
The Road to Perception5min
Name the Senses4min
The Visual Pathway4min
Distance Vision4min
Near Vision + Near Triad7min
Emmetropization6min
Light Path5min
Rods and Cones9min
Central Vision9min
Color Vision8min
Visual Fields8min
The Importance of Edges5min
Visual Perception8min
Learning to See6min
Sheep Brain vs Human Brain4min
Sheep Cerebellum2min
Sheep Brain Parts5min
Sheep Brainstem5min
Sheep Ventricles, pt.13min
Sheep Ventricles, pt.211min
Sheep Spinal Cord & Cauda Equina8min
3 leituras
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10min
Clinical Vignette: Albinism10min
Additional Resources10min
1 exercício prático
Perception and Vision22min
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5
2 horas para concluir

Hearing

The sound of birds chirping in the morning, a babbling brook or crashing waves on the beach, or warm conversation with the ones you love. The experience of all these things requires the ability to hear. Arguably the most important sense for human communication, it is also the most commonly impaired of our senses. In this module, you will learn how the human ear is artfully designed to enhance our ability to hear the human voice. You will follow sound waves as they travel from the external world, to the eardrum, through the bones of the middle ear, and to the cochlea that transduces sound information into neural impulses....
16 vídeos (total de (Total 80 mín.) min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
16 videos
Experiences of Hearing Loss8min
Hearing Pathways5min
External Ear4min
Rinne Test2min
Middle Ear6min
Inner Ear6min
Cochlear Amplifier3min
Outer Hair Cell Motility6min
Otoacoustic Emissions3min
Hearing Loss7min
Weber and Rinne7min
Expectation: Interpreting Sound3min
Prosody5min
Communication2min
Wrap-up: Hearing2min
3 leituras
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10min
Clinical Vignette: One Man's Story of Hearing10min
Additional Resources10min
1 exercício prático
Hearing22min
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6
2 horas para concluir

The Vestibular Sense & Gaze

The vestibular system and gaze control give us so much but are grossly under appreciated. They are so fundamental that we discount them, assuming that they will always be there. When the vestibular system fails us, its importance dominates our lives. Living with either a vestibular or an eye movement disorder is very disruptive to everyday life. In this module, you will learn how the inner ear is designed to detect and respond to head movements. You will learn about the circuit that connects the inner ear to the motoneurons that control the location of your eyes, allowing us to reflexively maintain our view of an object even as we move about in the world. Finally, we will talk about how you can modify this reflexive control of the eyes and how you can control where you are looking....
16 vídeos (total de (Total 82 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
16 videos
The Vestibular Stimulus4min
Canals and Otoconial Masses7min
Hair Cell Orientation6min
Yoked End Organs, Part 15min
Yoked End Organs, Part 23min
Otoconial Disorders5min
Visual Integration3min
The VOR Is Fast4min
Horizontal VOR Circuitry4min
Nystagmus4min
Adapting the VOR4min
Eye Movements5min
Saccades5min
Saccade Circuits4min
Controlling Saccades6min
2 leituras
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10min
Additional Resources10min
1 exercício prático
The Vestibular Sense & Gaze24min
Semana
7
2 horas para concluir

Voluntary Movements

"Voluntary movements are how we interact with the world. The organization of the motor system has implications for how we move, and the types of movements we can make. This module we'll start to explore the organization of the motor system, from neurons to muscles. This module contains a lot of material, so be sure to start early so that you have time to finish!"...
18 vídeos (total de (Total 89 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
18 videos
Motor Hierarchy5min
Problems with Motor Hierarchy4min
Motor Modulation7min
Fast and Slow Fibers5min
Motoneuron Types4min
Orderly Recruitment7min
Exercise and Muscle Mass2min
Monosynaptic Reflex5min
Co-activation4min
Gamma Reflex Loop5min
Posture4min
Postural Control5min
Central Pattern Generator7min
Intro to Self-Generated Movements2min
Praxis4min
Emotional Movements7min
Wrap-up1min
2 leituras
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10min
Additional Resources10min
1 exercício prático
Voluntary Movements18min
Semana
8
2 horas para concluir

Motor Modulation

You should now have an understanding of how muscles function to initiate movements. However, the brain requires more than just the cerebral cortex to determine what movements to perform and to make those movements smooth and guided. This module, we'll explore the cerebellum and the basal ganglia, fascinating structures that play a major role in movement. You'll also learn how these brain regions are involved in motor learning and disease....
19 vídeos (total de (Total 99 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
19 videos
The Purkinje Cell4min
Cerebellar Functions5min
Cerebellar Topography5min
Cerebellar Laterality3min
Efference Copy and Sensory Reafference6min
Cerebellar Learning and the VOR7min
Extreme Vestibular Plasticity (optional) 3min
More Cerebellar Learning6min
Action Selection5min
Basal Ganglia Anatomy1min
Basal Ganglia Pathways8min
Basal Ganglia Experiment (optional)1min
Operational Learning5min
Chunking6min
Parkinson's Disease8min
Non-Motor Functions of Basal Ganglia4min
Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia Cooperation5min
Wrap-Up: Voluntary Movement, part 21min
2 leituras
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10min
Additional Resources10min
1 exercício prático
Motor Modulation18min
Semana
9
2 horas para concluir

Homeostasis

Although our bodies are very robust and we can live in a range of environments, our brain requires very specific conditions to function properly. Homeostasis is the active process by which our nervous system regulates internal conditions, such as blood pressure and temperature. This module we will explore what homeostasis does, and how it functions in everyday life....
13 vídeos (total de (Total 73 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
13 videos
Hypothalamic Anatomy4min
Pituitary Gland & Gigantism5min
Post-Partum Mood Disorders7min
Thermoregulation8min
Hyperthermia3min
Fever and Hot Flashes9min
Breathing4min
Urination6min
Problems with the Urination System5min
Sleep Phenomenology6min
Sleep Mechanisms6min
Wrap-Up: Homeostasis2min
2 leituras
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10min
Additional Resources10min
1 exercício prático
Homeostasis24min
Semana
10
4 horas para concluir

Abstract Function

You've now learned an incredible amount about the way the brain functions to perceive and act upon the world we live in. You've gained an understanding of neurobiology on a cellular level, and how many diseases and disorders of the nervous system can affect our bodies and minds. In our final module, we will journey into the realms of emotion, attention, memory, and language. By the end of this module, you will have a greater understanding of the more abstract cognitive functions the brain....
18 vídeos (total de (Total 99 mín.) min), 2 leituras, 2 testes
18 videos
Bauby and Emotion3min
Thalamic Attention5min
Mushroom Hunting4min
Memory Types7min
PTSD5min
Semantic Memories3min
Episodic Memories5min
The Story of H.M.5min
Memory Formation Circuitry6min
Hollywood Amnesia6min
Clinical Amnesia5min
Introduction to Language3min
Aphasias6min
Prosody6min
Intellectual Disability6min
Your Brain, Your Illness6min
Future Challenges5min
2 leituras
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10min
Additional Resources10min
1 exercício prático
Introduction to Abstract Function20min
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por LDDec 19th 2016

Dr. Peggy Mason creates a viable way to understand neurobiology. Although the material is very challenging, her teaching style keeps one focused and interested. I highly recommend this course.

por AHDec 29th 2016

An excellent course about the brain. I'm a passionate about human behaviour and this course has added a lot to my understanding. I really liked the way professor Mason explained every topic.

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Peggy Mason

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Neurobiology

Sobre Universidade de Chicago

One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world....

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