Do you want to learn about how brains perceive the world? Join us in this third module as we explore sensation, perception and the physiology of functional regions of the brain. PLEASE NOTE: This course is not hosted on the edX platform, but can be found at www.mcb80x.org
Each lesson will be media- and content-rich and will challenge you to master material with interactive segments that depend on your feedback to move forward in the lesson.
Lessons will also be filled with beautiful animations, documentaries and DIY experiments that allow you to explore the richness and complexity of the brain.
Our forums will provide you with a place to meet other students around the world. You can learn from each other as well as discuss questions with members of our team during office hours.
● Lesson 1: Vision (9/30/15)
● Lesson 2: Audition (10/14/15)
● Lesson 3: The Other Senses (10/28/15)
● Lesson 4: Motor System (11/11/15)
● Lesson 5: Subcortical Structures (11/25/15)
● Exam Period (12/9/15-1/9/16)
There will be an exam period from 9/1/15-9/28/15 during which you can take an exam for Part 1 or Part 2 of the course.
To explore material from MCB80x Part 1: Electrical Properties of the Neuron, go here:
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To explore material from MCB80x Part 2: Neurons and Networks, go here:https://www.mcb80x.org/map#!/map/neurons_and_networks
To register for a certificate after you take the Part 2 exam, go here:https://www.edx.org/course/fundamentals-neuroscience-part-2-neurons-harvardx-mcb80-2x#!
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How sensory perception works in the brain
How the physiology of vision, hearing, taste, smell, touch, motor control and other senses work
The basic anatomy of functional areas of the brain
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Head Teaching Fellow for Fundamentals of Neuroscience