NPTEL: Demystifying The Brain

 with  VS Chakravarthy
Complexity Tutorials
Santa Fe University via Complexity Explorer

The course presents the contemporary computational perspective of the brain function using few or no equations. Therefore, it is accessible to people coming from both biological sciences and engineering sciences. To the biologist or a medical expert it presents brain function from a computational point of view in simple terms without equations. To the engineer (or someone from the ‘hard’ sciences) it presents neuroscience in an engineering-style without using too much biology jargon.


Week 1:History of neuroscience,Brain through evolution
Week 2:Neurons and neural signaling Networks that learn
Week 3:Organization of the nervous system Maps in the brain
Week 4:Memories and holograms,Emotions in the brain,Theories of Consciousness

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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Upcoming
Subject Biology
Provider NPTEL
Language English
Calendar 4 weeks long

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