date_range Starts on March 27, 2017
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assignment Level : Introductive
label Biology
chat_bubble_outline Language : English
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What do we know and what are we discovering about the form and function of the human brain? Find out with this free online course

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This free online course is an introduction to the key concepts of the human brain and is designed for the non-specialist. It gives you basic information and explanations, so that you may better understand your own amazing brain. Understand your own amazing brain We will look at what your brain is made of, how these components are organised and how they function.

This information is helping neuroscientists across the globe understand the brain - and how it is able to do everything from stopping you falling off your bike, to making you feel sad that your football team lost their game, to helping you learn how your brain works. Understand the terminology of neuroscience Like all specialist areas, the field of neuroscience has its own terminology, and often a single word or short phrase can carry a whole paragraph’s meaning.

This course is designed to introduce you to this specialist lexicon and the key biological processes underpinning brain function. The Good Brain, Bad Brain series This course is the first of three in the Good Brain, Bad Brain series. It will help you become familiar and confident with the basics, so you can go on to join: Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson’s Disease Good Brain, Bad Brain: Drug Origins

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Instructors

  • Alison Cooper
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Platform

Futurelearn

FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.

It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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