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This course is about how the brain creates our sense of spatial location from a variety of sensory and motor sources, and how this spatial sense in turn shapes our cognitive abilities. Knowing where things are is effortless. But “under the hood,” your brain must figure out even the simplest of details about the world around you and your position in it. Recognizing your mother, finding your phone, going to the grocery store, playing the banjo – these require careful sleuthing and coordination across different sensory and motor domains. This course traces the brain’s detective work to create this sense of space and argues that the brain’s spatial focus permeates our cognitive abilities, affecting the way we think and remember. The material in this course is based on a book I've written for a general audience. The book is called "Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are", and is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or directly from Harvard University Press. The course material overlaps with classes on perception or systems neuroscience, and can be taken either before or after such classes. Dr. Jennifer M. Groh, Ph.D. Professor Psychology & Neuroscience; Neurobiology Duke University Jennifer M. Groh is interested in how the brain process spatial information in different sensory systems, and how the brain's spatial codes influence other aspects of cognition. She is the author of a recent book entitled "Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are" (Harvard University Press, fall 2014). Much of her research concerns differences in how the visual and auditory systems encode location, and how vision influences hearing. Her laboratory has demonstrated that neurons in auditory brain regions are sometimes responsive not just to what we hear but also to what direction we are looking and what visual stimuli we can see. These surprising findings challenge the prevailing assumption that the brain’s sensory pathways remain separate and distinct from each other at early stages, and suggest a mechanism for such multi-sensory interactions as lip-reading and ventriloquism (the capture of perceived sound location by a plausible nearby visual stimulus). Dr. Groh has been a professor at Duke University since 2006. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Princeton University in 1988 before studying neuroscience at the University of Michigan (Master’s, 1990), the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 1993), and Stanford University (postdoctoral, 1994-1997). Dr. Groh has been teaching undergraduate classes on the neural basis of perception and memory for over fifteen years. She is presently a faculty member at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences at Duke University. She also holds appointments in the Departments of Neurobiology and Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke. Dr. Groh’s research has been supported by a variety of sources including the John S. Guggenheim Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program, the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, the John Merck Scholars Program, the EJLB Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Whitehall Foundation, and the National Organization for Hearing Research....

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Aug 12, 2016

Taught for beginners in a simple and concise way! I especially liked the real life examples given to help students understand the concepts being explained - made it a lot more engaging!


Mar 31, 2019

Enlightening, stimulating, perfect blend of top notch content and understandable videos. Thanks Prof. Groh!!! One of my best courses ever (on/off line)

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par Rafaela R B d M

Jul 19, 2016

Loved it!!

Excellent course

par Robert T

Mar 15, 2017

Loved it. I took another class from Duke related to visual perception and was equally satisfied with the detail, and pace, of the course.


Sep 05, 2018

fantastic enthusiasm from Prof. Groh. Well worth your time.

par Divya D

Nov 21, 2018


par Marisol P L

May 11, 2019

Me gusto mucho el curso

par Yoomee S

Jun 07, 2019

very comprehensive course!!

par 오승현

Jul 21, 2019

Because i had this class, i could have heard about the information about the brain for the space and that's very good for me.

par Erik B

Jul 24, 2019

I enjoyed this class. It presents a nice simple high level overview of how the brain perceives space, which is what I was looking for. After taking this class you'll have a mental "framework" which you can fill in with more detail through additional self guided studying.

par Zeel B G

Aug 05, 2019

This course helped me understand my brain better. And being a psychology student and learning cognitive psychology it gave me answers to many of my unsolved questions. Now whenever i look at something my brain automatically traces back to these videos.

par Dr R d

Aug 30, 2019

very nice and informative , thank you .

par GAN K C

Sep 02, 2019

Feeling great to learn this course!

par Carlos M G

Oct 01, 2019

Excellent. Many thanks to the talented teacher Dr. Jennifer M. Groh.

par Nathan A

Sep 25, 2019

Merci beaucoup pour ce cours qui m'a passionné !

par Безрукова В

Oct 24, 2019

This course really helps to open your mind and understand the process inside your brain!

par Carlos A G T

Apr 20, 2017


par Hanno H

Jan 09, 2017

Very nice and clearly presented. The only reason for not giving 5 stars is that I would have liked more details and more lectures.

par Gerald B

Feb 25, 2018

awesome course, my only negative comment is that is was too brief.

Great, clear, interesting professor!

par Rajat J K

Nov 12, 2017

Wonderful use of examples with regard to experiments, images and videos.

par Carolina P

Jul 06, 2016

This is an excellent course for those who want to get a better understanding about the brain and how it processes everyday stimulus. The professor is without doubt very knowledgable and explains everything in a very professional and yet simple way.

par Paul B

Feb 23, 2017

Very interesting topic and good presentation. I took the noncredit option and this was the first course I've taken at Coursera (including Duke) that did not allow me to get answers to quizzes I wanted to take (so I stopped taking them and feel I learned less). In lesson 2.7 (I think) where an in-lesson quiz was offered that asked me to choose between A, B, C, or D the visual disappeared so that I was hindered when presented with the questions to answer. A typo (its vs. it's) I noticed in a later lesson graphic (maybe lesson 6 somewhere). Anyway, thanks for the opportunity to learn about my brain and space.

par b n

Nov 06, 2018

An interesting overview.

par VT

Nov 02, 2016

very basic information from high-school STEM classes

par Neeva S

Feb 13, 2018

The presentation is so poor just like the instructor. I found this lesson to be vague for most parts and then extremely detailed for other

par Janet T

Aug 17, 2017

waste of time. Did not finish the course.