The neuroscience of everyday life
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Crafted by distinguished neuroscientist and Princeton University Professor Sam Wang, this course covers a remarkable range of subjects in 36 richly detailed lectures. Viewers will explore the brain under stress and in love, learning, sleeping, thinking, hallucinating, and just looking around. Assuming no background in science, Professor Wang's insightful approach makes this course a joy for people who want to know how their brains work every single day of their lives.
ContentsDisc 1. Lectures 1 to 6. What is neuroscience?
How do neuroscientists study the brain?
Evolution, energetics, and the 10% myth
Neurons and synapses
Neurotransmitters and drugs
Juicing the brain
Disc 2. Lectures 7 to 12. Coming to your senses
Perception and your brain's little lies
Pain - all in your head?
Decisions - your brain's secret ballot
Reward, adaptation, and addiction
Many forms of memory
Disc 3. Lectures 13 - 18. Quirks of memory
Learning, studying, and sleep
Willpower and mental Work
Work, play, and stress
Biological timekeepers and jet lag
Hidden talents of infants
Disc 4. Lectures 19- 24. Mozart myth and active learning
Childhood and adolescence
sports, speech, and presidents
Reaching the top of the mountain - aging
"Brain exercise" and real exercise
Animal and human personality
Disc 5. Lectures 25 - 30. Intelligence, genes, and environment
Weather in your brain - emotions
Fear, loathing, and anger
From weather to climate - Mood
Social brain, empathy, and autism
Mars and Venus
Men's and Women's brains
Disc 6. Lectures 31to 36. Sex, love, and bonds for life
Math and other evolutionary curiosities
Consciousness and free will
Near-death and other extreme experiences
Spirituality and Religion
Happiness and other research opportunities.
|Series||Great courses (DVD). Science & mathematics.|
Nervous system -- Aging.
Neural networks (Neurobiology)
Brain -- Aging.
Brain -- Growth.
Brain -- Physiology.
Cognition -- Physiological aspects.
Learning -- Physiological aspects.
Senses and sensation.
|Publisher|| Chantilly, VA :Teaching Co.,2010
Lecturer: Professor Sam Wang, Princeton University.
"Course no. 1540."
Thirty-six lectures lasting 30 minutes each.
DVD, Region 1.
6 videodiscs (18 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook