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Historical Underpinnings of Neuroscience

Lecture no. 1 from the course: Understanding the Brain

Historical Underpinnings of Neuroscience

Taught by Professor Jeanette Norden | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Our picture of the brain has changed markedly since antiquity, when it was considered an organ of minor importance. This lecture traces the major paradigm shifts in our understanding of the brain and the contributions of such pioneers as Leonardo da Vinci, René Descartes, and Thomas Willis, the "father of neurology."

36 Lectures

1
Image of Historical Underpinnings of Neuroscience
Historical Underpinnings of Neuroscience
0 of 32 min
2
Image of Central Nervous System—Gross Organization
Central Nervous System—Gross Organization
0 of 31 min
3
Image of Central Nervous System—Internal Organization
Central Nervous System—Internal Organization
0 of 31 min
4
Image of Central Nervous System—Subdivisions
Central Nervous System—Subdivisions
0 of 31 min
5
Image of Cortex—Lobes and Areas
Cortex—Lobes and Areas
0 of 29 min
6
Image of Cortex—Sensory, Motor, and Association Areas
Cortex—Sensory, Motor, and Association Areas
0 of 31 min
7
Image of Central Nervous System—Development
Central Nervous System—Development
0 of 32 min
8
Image of Central Nervous System—Cellular Organization
Central Nervous System—Cellular Organization
0 of 31 min
9
Image of Pathways and Synapses
Pathways and Synapses
0 of 29 min
10
Image of Neurotransmitters
Neurotransmitters
0 of 30 min
11
Image of Stroke
Stroke
0 of 30 min
12
Image of The Visual System—The Eye
The Visual System—The Eye
0 of 29 min
13
Image of The Visual System—The Cortex
The Visual System—The Cortex
0 of 29 min
14
Image of The Auditory System
The Auditory System
0 of 29 min
15
Image of The Somatosensory System
The Somatosensory System
0 of 31 min
16
Image of Agnosias
Agnosias
0 of 31 min
17
Image of The Motor System—Voluntary Movement
The Motor System—Voluntary Movement
0 of 31 min
18
Image of The Motor System—Coordinated Movement
The Motor System—Coordinated Movement
0 of 32 min
19
Image of Parkinson's Disease
Parkinson's Disease
0 of 33 min
20
Image of Language
Language
0 of 31 min
21
Image of The Limbic System—Anatomy
The Limbic System—Anatomy
0 of 31 min
22
Image of The Limbic System—Biochemistry
The Limbic System—Biochemistry
0 of 30 min
23
Image of Depression
Depression
0 of 30 min
24
Image of The Reward System—Anatomy
The Reward System—Anatomy
0 of 30 min
25
Image of The Reward System—Drugs
The Reward System—Drugs
0 of 31 min
26
Image of Brain Plasticity
Brain Plasticity
0 of 31 min
27
Image of Emotion and Executive Function
Emotion and Executive Function
0 of 30 min
28
Image of Processing of Negative Emotions—Fear
Processing of Negative Emotions—Fear
0 of 30 min
29
Image of Music and the Brain
Music and the Brain
0 of 30 min
30
Image of Sexual Dimorphism of the Brain
Sexual Dimorphism of the Brain
0 of 32 min
31
Image of Sleep and Dreaming
Sleep and Dreaming
0 of 32 min
32
Image of Consciousness and the Self
Consciousness and the Self
0 of 31 min
33
Image of Alzheimer's Disease
Alzheimer's Disease
0 of 29 min
34
Image of Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease
Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease
0 of 30 min
35
Image of Wellness and the Brain—Effects of Stress
Wellness and the Brain—Effects of Stress
0 of 29 min
36
Image of Neuroscience—Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Neuroscience—Looking Back and Looking Ahead
0 of 32 min

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April 13, 2017

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September 26, 2016

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r********m
August 19, 2015
very interesting introduction

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