Tips for studying at home during social distancing

10 tips to help you stay focused and productive while working at home.
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Tips for staying motivated to study at home


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In early 2020, many governments around the world are encouraging or enforcing "social distancing" and closing schools, universities, and cafes. This presents unique and potentially difficult challenges for people who are used to studying and working in libraries and cafes, and who are now studying at home.

The purpose of this course is to teach you ten tips that will help you maintain your concentration and productivity while studying and working from home. I hope some of these tips are useful for you!

Who this course is for:

  • Self-studyers
  • Students
  • Professionals
  • Anyone working or studying from home

Course content

3 sections12 lectures32m total length
  • Introduction


Neuroscientist, writer, professor
Mike X Cohen
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I am a neuroscientist (brain scientist) and associate professor at the Radboud University in the Netherlands. I have an active research lab that has been funded by the US, German, and Dutch governments, European Union, hospitals, and private organizations.

But you're here because of my teaching, so let me tell you about that: 

I have 20 years of experience teaching programming, data analysis, signal processing, statistics, linear algebra, and experiment design. I've taught undergraduate students, PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, and full professors. I teach in "traditional" university courses, special week-long intensive courses, and Nobel prize-winning research labs. I have >80 hours of online lectures on neuroscience data analysis that you can find on my website and youtube channel. And I've written several technical books about these topics with a few more on the way.

I'm not trying to show off -- I'm trying to convince you that you've come to the right place to maximize your learning from an instructor who has spent two decades refining and perfecting his teaching style.

Over 94,000 students have watched over 6,500,000 minutes of my courses (that's over 12 years of continuous learning). Come find out why!

I have several free courses that you can enroll in. Try them out! You got nothing to lose ;)


By popular request, here are suggested course progressions for various educational goals:

MATLAB programming: MATLAB onramp; Master MATLAB; Image Processing

Python programming: Master Python programming by solving scientific projects; Master Math by Coding in Python

Applied linear algebra: Complete Linear Algebra; Dimension Reduction

Signal processing: Understand the Fourier Transform; Generate and visualize data; Signal Processing; Neural signal processing