The Brain and Space: Online course by Duke University

The Brain and Space: Online course by Duke Univ

 

This course is about how the brain creates the sense of spatial location from a variety of sensory and motor sources, and how this spatial sense in turn shapes the cognitive abilities.

About the course

This course traces the brain's detective work to create this sense of space and argues that the brain's spatial focus permeates our cognitive abilities, affecting the way humans think and remember.

Course Syllabus

Week 1: Vision

Week 2: Somatosensory

Week 3: Brain maps

Week 4: Auditory and Brain meters for space

Week 5: Reference Frames and Navigation

Week 6: Remembering and Cognition

Course Sessions

October 13, 2014 - December 22, 2014

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