XSeries Program in Fundamentals of Neuroscience (Harvard University)

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Program Description

This introduction to neuroscience covers everything from the function of individual neurons to the structure of brains.

Based on the introductory neurobiology courses taught at Harvard College, Fundamentals of Neuroscience is a three-part series that explores the structure and function of the entire nervous system — from the microscopic inner workings of a single nerve cell to the staggering complexity of the brain.

You’ll study the electrical properties of individual neurons, examine how neurons pass signals to one another, and how complex dynamics result from just a few neurons. You’ll explore sensation, perception, and the physiology of functional regions of the brain.

Through fun animations, documentaries, and interactive virtual labs discover what makes the brain tick and how we perceive the world around us.

What You'll Learn:

  • Fundamentals of bioelectricity
  • How you can do neuroscience in your home
  • How neurons communicate with each other
  • How sensory perception works in the brain
  • The basic anatomy of functional areas of the brain

XSeries

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More Information

  • Average Length: 4-15 weeks per course
  • Effort: 3-5 hours per week, per course
  • Number Of Courses: 3 Courses in Program
  • Subject: Biology & Life Sciences, Medicine, Science
  • Institution: Harvard University
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Price (USD): Originally $297 USD, now $267.30 USD for the entire program. You save $29.70 USD.
Last updated Aug 2020

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