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What is Neuroscience?
Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system. The nervous system is like an animal’s electrical system, transmitting signals throughout the body and neuroscience focuses on all aspects of how this system functions including the structure and development. Major branches of neuroscience include behavioral neuroscience (psychology), cognitive neuroscience (mental processes) and clinical neuroscience (neurology).
Online Neuroscience Courses and Programs
Explore the incredible world of neuroscience with online courses from top universities and institutions. From the study of brain function to the application of cognitive neuroscience to the field of robotics, find courses on exciting and groundbreaking topics in the field.
In Cellular Mechanisms of Brain Function, an 8-week online course from EPFL, learn the key aspects of neuroscience related to brain function in mammals including the synaptic mechanisms underlying neuronal computations, biophysical mechanisms of electrical signaling in neurons and much more. The course is free and self-paced so you can enroll and start learning today.
If you are preparing for the AP® Psychology test, enroll in AP® Psychology - Course 2: How the Brain Works from the University of British Columbia. The 5-week course is a great introduction to the basics of neuroanatomy, neural transmission and the endocrine system. Learn about genetics, evolutionary psychology, the science behind our visual and other sensory systems and more. The course is helpful whether or not you are planning to take the AP® course. The study of neuroscience is central to the worlds of artificial intelligence, machine learning and robotics. Learn about the synthetic and analytic approaches neuroscience research is taking to understand human cognitive function in Cognitive Neuroscience Robotics, a 4-week free online course from Osaka University.
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