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Synapses, Neurons and Brains

These are very unique times for brain research. The aperitif for the course will thus highlight the present “brain-excitements” worldwide. You will then become intimately acquainted with the operational principles of neuronal “life-ware” (synapses, neurons and the networks that they form) and consequently, on how neurons behave as computational microchips and how they plastically and constantly change - a process that underlies learning and memory. Recent heroic attempts to realistically simulate large cortical networks in the computer will be highlighted (e.g., “the Blue Brain Project”) and processes related to perception, cognition and emotions in the brain will be discussed. For dessert we will deliberate on the future of brain research, including the questions of “brain and art”, consciousness and free will. For more information see the course promo below and read “About the course.”

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Rating 4.7 based on 180 ratings
Length 11 weeks
Effort 16 hours
Starts Jul 6 (last week)
Cost $49
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Instructor Idan Segev
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Language English
Subjects Science
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Whether you are interested in Neurosciences , or you are simply curious about the advances of brain understanding and the soon coming amazing Neurotechnologies I highly recommend this course: Professor Idan Segev has the talent to easily transmit and facilitate the understanding of the Mathematical, electrical, and physiological concepts related to brain neural circuit and brain related high technologies!

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Amazing course!I have done many MOOCs, definitely one of the top 3.I have also taken several courses in psychology and deep learning and I have a computer science background, interesting to relate these topics to the functioning of the brain and see where some of the inspiration is taken from.Great to see a very ethic lecturer with so much passion for the topic.One advice, the lecturer talks a little slow, so I suggest watching with higher speed 1.5X or above.In the end he said there will be another course I hope there will be, but this course is from 2013 so I'm not sure about that:) This course is very interesting and I personally learn a lot out of this.

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aside from the lesson about electrical circuits which was a bit difficult for me to follow, the flow of the course was just amazing, i know so much more interesting things about the brain now than i knew before.

I have learned so much from this course and also established my strong interest in neuroscience, Excellent Very good introduction for people who are not in the professional domain of neuroscience.

I have always enjoyed learning about the brain - yet I've never thought I could learn so much through this course.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem gave me the chance to dig deeper in the brain, and I have gained so much about the brain, neurons and synapses through the course.

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The first time Professor Segev came on the screen, he had a t-shirt and wild hair.

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Rating 4.7 based on 180 ratings
Length 11 weeks
Effort 16 hours
Starts Jul 6 (last week)
Cost $49
From Hebrew University of Jerusalem via Coursera
Instructor Idan Segev
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Biology Basic Science

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