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The Nervous System

Neurobiology is a rapidly growing area of scientific research, and is becoming increasingly prevalent in the news and popular culture. In this course, we will study of the nervous system from a biological perspective by exploring the fundamental concepts in neurobiology, including how we sense the world, how we act in the world, and common neurological disorders....
17 vidéos (Total 85 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
17 vidéos
Ethics and Brain Science1 min
I Am a Patient1 min
The Four Functions6 min
Central Anatomy6 min
Meet the Stars: Neurons2 min
Parts of the Neuron3 min
Neuronal Uniqueness: Stars of the Sky8 min
Glial Cells6 min
Myelin5 min
Demyelinating Diseases3 min
Meninges5 min
Peripheral Diseases6 min
Brain Tumors5 min
The Brain and the Spinal Cord2 min
Meninges7 min
Brain Tumors4 min
3 lectures
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10 min
Clinical Vignette: Brain Tumor10 min
Additional Resources10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
The Nervous System22 min
Semaine
2
3 heures pour terminer

Neural Communication + Embodied Emotion

Neurons are the cells of the nervous system responsible for communicating, relaying, and integrating information. Neurons "talk" to other neurons through a special type of language that involves electrical signaling within individual neurons, and the use of chemical compounds known as neurotransmitters to communicate between neurons. In this module, you will learn more about how a neuron functions at rest, how information is relayed within a neuron, and how neurons relay information to other neurons or target tissues. In the second half of this module, you will be learning about how the body and emotions work together to produce our everyday emotional experiences. We will look at the enteric nervous system and learn how to discern whether the sympathetic or parasympathetic system is impacting our current emotional state....
17 vidéos (Total 99 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
17 vidéos
Electricity Review4 min
Action Potential5 min
Neurotransmitter Synthesis5 min
Neurotransmitter Release5 min
Clostridial Toxins: Botox6 min
Signal Termination7 min
Receptors7 min
Metabotropic Receptors7 min
Wrap-Up: Neurocommunication2 min
Introduction to Embodied Emotion3 min
Enteric Nervous System5 min
Parasympathetics & Sympathetics6 min
Parasympathetic/Sympathetic Balance3 min
Autonomic Pharmacology: Adjusting the PS/S System7 min
Spinal Cord Injury7 min
Wrap-Up: Embodied Emotion5 min
3 lectures
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10 min
Additional Resources10 min
Optional Survey on MOOCs10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Neurocommunications30 min
Semaine
3
4 heures pour terminer

Neuroanatomy

Neuroanatomy tells us how the nervous system is organized. Understanding the form of the brain is essential to understanding its function. By comparing the structure of the brain with a patient's symptoms, neurologists are able to identify the location of certain disorders. Studying how the human brain develops provides insight to why it is organized as it is. This module, you will learn about how the brain develops during gestation, some major pathways in the nervous system, and what can go wrong!...
26 vidéos (Total 206 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
26 vidéos
Neural Tube Formation5 min
Neural Tube Defects10 min
Brain Vesicles8 min
Expansion of the Cerebral Cortex12 min
Two Forebrain Tracts8 min
Cerebral Palsy9 min
Nerves10 min
CNS Regional Functions12 min
Hemisphere Functions4 min
Aphasia8 min
Language Circuits9 min
Making a Flat Schematic of the Brain5 min
Oxygen and Cerebral Blood Flow6 min
Blood Supply6 min
Strokes and Tumors7 min
Bleeds7 min
Spinal Cord7 min
Inside the Cranium6 min
Telencephalon4 min
Cortex7 min
Cerebellum5 min
Visual Pathway6 min
Pituitary Tumors5 min
Blood Supply9 min
Hippocampus & Alzheimer's Disease10 min
2 lectures
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10 min
Additional Resource10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Neuroanatomy20 min
Semaine
4
4 heures pour terminer

Perception and Vision

Perception is how the brain interprets incoming stimuli. Not all stimuli that can be sensed are perceivable, and sometimes those that can be perceived play tricks on us. The systematic ways that stimuli are interpreted (or misinterpreted) show how well the brain can understand our surroundings, sometimes with limited information. This module we will explore perception and vision.This module contains a lot of material, so be sure to start early so that you have time to finish!...
26 vidéos (Total 159 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
26 vidéos
Sensory Interpretation: Optical Illusions3 min
Sensory Interpretation: Auditory Illusions3 min
Sensory Interpretation: Weber's Law4 min
Stimulus Set7 min
The Road to Perception5 min
Name the Senses4 min
The Visual Pathway4 min
Distance Vision4 min
Near Vision + Near Triad7 min
Emmetropization6 min
Light Path5 min
Rods and Cones9 min
Central Vision9 min
Color Vision8 min
Visual Fields8 min
The Importance of Edges5 min
Visual Perception8 min
Learning to See6 min
Sheep Brain vs Human Brain4 min
Sheep Cerebellum2 min
Sheep Brain Parts5 min
Sheep Brainstem5 min
Sheep Ventricles, pt.13 min
Sheep Ventricles, pt.211 min
Sheep Spinal Cord & Cauda Equina8 min
3 lectures
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10 min
Clinical Vignette: Albinism10 min
Additional Resources10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Perception and Vision22 min
Semaine
5
2 heures pour terminer

Hearing

The sound of birds chirping in the morning, a babbling brook or crashing waves on the beach, or warm conversation with the ones you love. The experience of all these things requires the ability to hear. Arguably the most important sense for human communication, it is also the most commonly impaired of our senses. In this module, you will learn how the human ear is artfully designed to enhance our ability to hear the human voice. You will follow sound waves as they travel from the external world, to the eardrum, through the bones of the middle ear, and to the cochlea that transduces sound information into neural impulses....
16 vidéos (Total 80 min), 3 lectures, 1 quiz
16 vidéos
Experiences of Hearing Loss8 min
Hearing Pathways5 min
External Ear4 min
Rinne Test2 min
Middle Ear6 min
Inner Ear6 min
Cochlear Amplifier3 min
Outer Hair Cell Motility6 min
Otoacoustic Emissions3 min
Hearing Loss7 min
Weber and Rinne7 min
Expectation: Interpreting Sound3 min
Prosody5 min
Communication2 min
Wrap-up: Hearing2 min
3 lectures
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10 min
Clinical Vignette: One Man's Story of Hearing10 min
Additional Resources10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Hearing22 min
Semaine
6
2 heures pour terminer

The Vestibular Sense & Gaze

The vestibular system and gaze control give us so much but are grossly under appreciated. They are so fundamental that we discount them, assuming that they will always be there. When the vestibular system fails us, its importance dominates our lives. Living with either a vestibular or an eye movement disorder is very disruptive to everyday life. In this module, you will learn how the inner ear is designed to detect and respond to head movements. You will learn about the circuit that connects the inner ear to the motoneurons that control the location of your eyes, allowing us to reflexively maintain our view of an object even as we move about in the world. Finally, we will talk about how you can modify this reflexive control of the eyes and how you can control where you are looking....
16 vidéos (Total 82 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
16 vidéos
The Vestibular Stimulus4 min
Canals and Otoconial Masses7 min
Hair Cell Orientation6 min
Yoked End Organs, Part 15 min
Yoked End Organs, Part 23 min
Otoconial Disorders5 min
Visual Integration3 min
The VOR Is Fast4 min
Horizontal VOR Circuitry4 min
Nystagmus4 min
Adapting the VOR4 min
Eye Movements5 min
Saccades5 min
Saccade Circuits4 min
Controlling Saccades6 min
2 lectures
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10 min
Additional Resources10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
The Vestibular Sense & Gaze24 min
Semaine
7
2 heures pour terminer

Voluntary Movements

"Voluntary movements are how we interact with the world. The organization of the motor system has implications for how we move, and the types of movements we can make. This module we'll start to explore the organization of the motor system, from neurons to muscles. This module contains a lot of material, so be sure to start early so that you have time to finish!"...
18 vidéos (Total 89 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
18 vidéos
Motor Hierarchy5 min
Problems with Motor Hierarchy4 min
Motor Modulation7 min
Fast and Slow Fibers5 min
Motoneuron Types4 min
Orderly Recruitment7 min
Exercise and Muscle Mass2 min
Monosynaptic Reflex5 min
Co-activation4 min
Gamma Reflex Loop5 min
Posture4 min
Postural Control5 min
Central Pattern Generator7 min
Intro to Self-Generated Movements2 min
Praxis4 min
Emotional Movements7 min
Wrap-up1 min
2 lectures
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10 min
Additional Resources10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Voluntary Movements18 min
Semaine
8
2 heures pour terminer

Motor Modulation

You should now have an understanding of how muscles function to initiate movements. However, the brain requires more than just the cerebral cortex to determine what movements to perform and to make those movements smooth and guided. This module, we'll explore the cerebellum and the basal ganglia, fascinating structures that play a major role in movement. You'll also learn how these brain regions are involved in motor learning and disease....
19 vidéos (Total 99 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
19 vidéos
The Purkinje Cell4 min
Cerebellar Functions5 min
Cerebellar Topography5 min
Cerebellar Laterality3 min
Efference Copy and Sensory Reafference6 min
Cerebellar Learning and the VOR7 min
Extreme Vestibular Plasticity (optional) 3 min
More Cerebellar Learning6 min
Action Selection5 min
Basal Ganglia Anatomy1 min
Basal Ganglia Pathways8 min
Basal Ganglia Experiment (optional)1 min
Operational Learning5 min
Chunking6 min
Parkinson's Disease8 min
Non-Motor Functions of Basal Ganglia4 min
Cerebellum and Basal Ganglia Cooperation5 min
Wrap-Up: Voluntary Movement, part 21 min
2 lectures
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10 min
Additional Resources10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Motor Modulation18 min
Semaine
9
2 heures pour terminer

Homeostasis

Although our bodies are very robust and we can live in a range of environments, our brain requires very specific conditions to function properly. Homeostasis is the active process by which our nervous system regulates internal conditions, such as blood pressure and temperature. This module we will explore what homeostasis does, and how it functions in everyday life....
13 vidéos (Total 73 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
13 vidéos
Hypothalamic Anatomy4 min
Pituitary Gland & Gigantism5 min
Post-Partum Mood Disorders7 min
Thermoregulation8 min
Hyperthermia3 min
Fever and Hot Flashes9 min
Breathing4 min
Urination6 min
Problems with the Urination System5 min
Sleep Phenomenology6 min
Sleep Mechanisms6 min
Wrap-Up: Homeostasis2 min
2 lectures
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10 min
Additional Resources10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Homeostasis24 min
Semaine
10
4 heures pour terminer

Abstract Function

You've now learned an incredible amount about the way the brain functions to perceive and act upon the world we live in. You've gained an understanding of neurobiology on a cellular level, and how many diseases and disorders of the nervous system can affect our bodies and minds. In our final module, we will journey into the realms of emotion, attention, memory, and language. By the end of this module, you will have a greater understanding of the more abstract cognitive functions the brain....
18 vidéos (Total 99 min), 2 lectures, 2 quiz
18 vidéos
Bauby and Emotion3 min
Thalamic Attention5 min
Mushroom Hunting4 min
Memory Types7 min
PTSD5 min
Semantic Memories3 min
Episodic Memories5 min
The Story of H.M.5 min
Memory Formation Circuitry6 min
Hollywood Amnesia6 min
Clinical Amnesia5 min
Introduction to Language3 min
Aphasias6 min
Prosody6 min
Intellectual Disability6 min
Your Brain, Your Illness6 min
Future Challenges5 min
2 lectures
In-Video Quiz Questions and Answers10 min
Additional Resources10 min
1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Introduction to Abstract Function20 min
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par LDDec 19th 2016

Dr. Peggy Mason creates a viable way to understand neurobiology. Although the material is very challenging, her teaching style keeps one focused and interested. I highly recommend this course.

par AHDec 29th 2016

An excellent course about the brain. I'm a passionate about human behaviour and this course has added a lot to my understanding. I really liked the way professor Mason explained every topic.

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