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Your Amazing Brain: The Essentials

Get to know your most important asset
Instructor:
Kevin Wilcoxon
405 students enrolled
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Describe the major components of the brain and their function
Explain how brain components work together to create thought, feeling, and action
Apply what you learn about brain functioning to yourself and others
Decide if new brain enhancement methods offer benefits or threats

In
eight richly illustrated presentations, you will move from coarse
anatomy into neural networks and all the way down to the genes within
your neurons. You will be astounded at how all the parts and
processes work together to create mind.

Building
a complete picture of the brain, we look at the essential elements of
brain function, moving from the comparatively large to the very
small. Surprises lurk around every corner. Each presentation begins
with a “leading thought” for you to ponder while viewing the
video. Afterwards, you can explore additional resources, test and
extend your understanding with application questions. 

You
will learn about:

  • Anatomy: the major players in brain functioning

  • Blood supply: its intimate interplay with brain cells

  • Neural networks and clusters: the mind comes to life

  • Neurons and glia: the brain’s worker bees

  • Brainwaves: Masses of neurons working together

  • Neurotransmitters: Magic molecules that make neuronal communication
    possible

  • Genetics: An active third level of organization

  • Manipulating the brain: New frontiers of chemical, electrical,
    magnetic, and optical interventions … plus bio- and neurofeedback
    to improve brain functioning

Course Introduction

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Introduction

Say hello to your brain and review course content.

Anatomy: the major players in brain functioning

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Anatomy: the major players in brain functioning
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Test yourself with this brief quiz.

Blood supply: its intimate interplay with brain cells

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Blood supply: its intimate interplay with brain cells
2
Test yourself with this brief quiz.

Neural networks and clusters: the mind comes to life

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Neural networks and clusters: the mind comes to life
2
Test yourself with this brief quiz.

Neurons and glia: the brain's worker bees

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Neurons and glia: the brain's worker bees
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Test yourself with this brief quiz.

Brainwaves: Masses of neurons working together

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Brainwaves: Masses of neurons working together
2
Test yourself with this brief quiz.

Neurotransmitters: Magic molecules that make neuronal communication possible

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Neurotransmitters: Magic molecules that make neuronal communication possible
2
Test yourself with this brief quiz.

Genetics: A second level of organization

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Genetics: A second level of organization
2
Test yourself with this brief quiz.

Manipulating the brain: New frontiers

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Manipulating the brain: New frontiers
2
Test yourself with this brief quiz.

Conclusion

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Conclusion
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