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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Biology
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Start Date
  • Duration 3 weeks long
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Overview

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.

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in finding out the fundamentals of how the human brain works. It assumes that you will have basic school-level biological knowledge.

You might be doing your A-levels and considering a neuroscience-related degree; a computer-scientist interested in neural networks; or in business and wondering how the workings of your employees’ brains influences the culture of your business.

Taught by

Alison Cooper

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Reviews for FutureLearn's Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics
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Nancy E
5.0 5 years ago
Nancy completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Alison Cooper presented the material in a concise, understandable and interesting manner. She is a terrific instructor, and that is one of the reasons I also took the Parkinson's course that she presented. I look forward to other courses she may offer.
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Dana T
3.0 5 years ago
by Dana completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The subject matter was well presented and easy to understand, even for a beginner to the topic.

The Future Learn platform does not lend itself well to discussions and participation.
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Anonymous
4.0 3 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Really enjoyed the course. Good video lectures which explained the concepts clearly and with some useful diagrams and case studies to go with it
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