Your Amazing Brain: The Essentials
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Your Amazing Brain: The Essentials

Get to know your most important asset
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
367 students enrolled
Created by Kevin Wilcoxon
Last updated 6/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 43 mins on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Describe the major components of the brain and their function
  • Explain how brain components work together to create thought, feeling, and action
  • Apply what you learn about brain functioning to yourself and others
  • Decide if new brain enhancement methods offer benefits or threats
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Requirements
  • While there is a vocabulary specific to discussing the brain, it is not necessary to know it in advance, or to memorize it in order to understand course content
Description

In eight richly illustrated presentations, you will move from coarse anatomy into neural networks and all the way down to the genes within your neurons. You will be astounded at how all the parts and processes work together to create mind.

Building a complete picture of the brain, we look at the essential elements of brain function, moving from the comparatively large to the very small. Surprises lurk around every corner. Each presentation begins with a “leading thought” for you to ponder while viewing the video. Afterwards, you can explore additional resources, test and extend your understanding with application questions. 

You will learn about:

  • Anatomy: the major players in brain functioning

  • Blood supply: its intimate interplay with brain cells

  • Neural networks and clusters: the mind comes to life

  • Neurons and glia: the brain's worker bees

  • Brainwaves: Masses of neurons working together

  • Neurotransmitters: Magic molecules that make neuronal communication possible

  • Genetics: An active third level of organization

  • Manipulating the brain: New frontiers of chemical, electrical, magnetic, and optical interventions … plus bio- and neurofeedback to improve brain functioning


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in the details of the human brain without the minute details of textbooks
  • Anyone wishing to understand their most important asset
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Curriculum For This Course
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Course Introduction
1 Lecture 01:15

Say hello to your brain and review course content.

Preview 01:15
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Anatomy: the major players in brain functioning
1 Lecture 07:17

Test yourself with this brief quiz.
4 questions
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Blood supply: its intimate interplay with brain cells
1 Lecture 02:09

Test yourself with this brief quiz.
3 questions
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Neural networks and clusters: the mind comes to life
1 Lecture 05:32
Neural networks and clusters: the mind comes to life
05:32

Test yourself with this brief quiz.
4 questions
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Neurons and glia: the brain's worker bees
1 Lecture 04:25
Neurons and glia: the brain's worker bees
04:25

Test yourself with this brief quiz.
4 questions
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Brainwaves: Masses of neurons working together
1 Lecture 07:14
Brainwaves: Masses of neurons working together
07:14

Test yourself with this brief quiz.
4 questions
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Neurotransmitters: Magic molecules that make neuronal communication possible
1 Lecture 04:50
Neurotransmitters: Magic molecules that make neuronal communication possible
04:50

Test yourself with this brief quiz.
3 questions
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Genetics: A second level of organization
1 Lecture 01:28
Genetics: A second level of organization
01:28

Test yourself with this brief quiz.
3 questions
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Manipulating the brain: New frontiers
1 Lecture 07:35
Manipulating the brain: New frontiers
07:35

Test yourself with this brief quiz.
6 questions
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:58
Conclusion
00:58
About the Instructor
Kevin Wilcoxon
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367 Students
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Instructor

Kevin Wilcoxon is a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada. He works remotely as an instructional designer for two universities, and previously at two others. Before that, he was a training and organizational development manager and trainer with several organizations. He holds masters degrees in Clinical Psychology and Learning & Technology. All told, he has been in the field about twenty-five years. He has served in many capacities in organizations like ASTD (now ATD), ISPI, the Sloan Consortium, and the eLearning Guild.