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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. We will study functional human neuroanatomy and neuronal communication, and then use this information to understand how we perceive the outside world, move our bodies voluntarily, stay alive, and play well with others....
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BrainNeurological DisordersNeurobiologyNeurology
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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....
Reading
17 vídeos (Total de 85 min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
Video17 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
Reading3 leituras
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10min
Clinical Vignette: Brain Tumor10min
Additional Resources10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
The Nervous System22min

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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....
Reading
17 vídeos (Total de 99 min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
Video17 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
Reading3 leituras
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10min
Additional Resources10min
Optional Survey on MOOCs10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Neurocommunications30min

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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!...
Reading
26 vídeos (Total de 206 min), 2 leituras, 1 teste
Video26 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
Reading2 leituras
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10min
Additional Resource10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Neuroanatomy20min

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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!...
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26 vídeos (Total de 159 min), 3 leituras, 1 teste
Video26 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
Reading3 leituras
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10min
Clinical Vignette: Albinism10min
Additional Resources10min
Quiz1 exercício prático
Perception and Vision22min
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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

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