The Brain and Space

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  • 6 Sequences
  • Introductive Level
  • Subtitles in Italian, Romanian

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Course Introduction and Vision (Part 1)
    This module contains an introduction to the course as a whole (Video 1.1) and an exploration of how our eyes detect light and deduce the location light is coming from (Videos 1.2-1.6). You'll also learn about how scientists from Democritus to Alhazen to Kepler...
  • Week 2 - Vision (Part 2), the Body, and Neural Signals
    In this unit, we cover the visual scene in 3D - the many clues to depth. We then turn to body senses (position and touch) and how our brains detect the configuration of our own bodies. Along the way, we cover the resting membrane potential, the action potentia...
  • Week 3 - Brain Maps
    In this unit, we turn to the brain and how it uses the spatial position of neurons within the brain to organize information about the spatial position of stimuli in the world (Making Space chapter 4). You'll learn about how we identify where one object ends an...
  • Week 4 - Sound and Brain Representations
    In module 4, we turn to the fascinating puzzle of how we deduce sound location--a process that requires quite a bit of detective work. Our brains piece together multiple types of clues, including subtle differences in timing, loudness, frequency content, and h...
  • Week 5 - Reference Frames and Navigation
    This module we turn to how spatial locations are defined, and discuss the concept of a reference frame. Initially, reference frames are quite different for visual, auditory, and somatosensory information. Visual location is defined with respect to the eyes, wh...
  • Week 6 - Memory and Cognition
    In this final module of the course, we build several important links between the sense of space and other kinds of cognition. Videos 6.1-6.5 concern the relationship between space and memory. Memory is reflected in multiple different kinds of neural mechanisms...

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

Dr. Jennifer M. Groh, Ph.D.
Professor
Psychology & Neuroscience; Neurobiology

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Duke University is a private North American research university located in Durham, North Carolina. The university is named after the Duke dynasty. 

Although the university was not officially founded until 1924 (its roots go back to 1838). Frequently referred to as the "Harvard of the South", Duke is the most selective university in the American South. 

The university is a member of the Association of American Universities, an association which, since 1900, has brought together the elite research universities of North America.

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