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How Your Brain Works

Look Inside This Astonishingly Complex Organ with One of the Most Effective Teachers in America.
- "Understanding the Brain," from The Great Courses: A Teaching Company

Lecture titles:

1. Historical Underpinnings of Neuroscience

2. Central Nervous System - Gross Organization

3. Central Nervous System - Internal Organization

4. Central Nervous System - Subdivisions

5. Cortex - Lobes and Areas

6. Cortex - Sensory, Motor, and Association Areas

7. Central Nervous System - Development

8. Central Nervous System - Cellular Organization

9. Pathways and Synapses

10. Neurotransmitters

11. Stroke

12. The Visual System - The Eye

13. The Visual System - The Cortex

14. The Auditory System

15. The Somatosensory System

16. Agnosias

17. The Motor System - Voluntary Movement

18. The Motor System - Coordinated Movement

19. Parkinson's Disease

20. Language

21. The Limbic System - Anatomy

22. The Limbic System - Biochemistry

23. Depression

24. The Reward System - Anatomy

25. The Reward System - Drugs

26. Brain Plasticity

27. Emotion and Executive Function

28. Processing of Negative Emotions - Fear

29. Music and the Brain

30. Sexual Dimorphism of the Brain

31. Sleep and Dreaming

32. Consciousness and the Self

33. Alzheimer's Disease

34. Risk Factors of Alzheimer's Disease

35. Wellness and the Brain - Effects of Stress

36. Neuroscience - Looking Back and Looking Ahead


Posted on February 22, 2008

MUSIC - Britney's IUD.
TV - Vizio's Best Product Is You.
POLITICS - UIC: Soda Taxes Work.
SPORTS - Locked Out And Loaded.

BOOKS - Foxconned.


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