Neuroscience Lecture 1: The Human Brain at Work

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In this first lecture video of three in the Frontiers of Science unit on neuroscience, Columbia University professor Darcy Kelley discusses how the human brain works. Using an exploration of how the ear receives, and the brain processes, sound, Professor Kelley provides an overview of how the nervous system takes in and interprets different types of signals from the outside world. The lecture further emphasizes the importance of Scientific Habits of Mind by exploring the use of analogous systems in the study of how the brain processes audio signals. A lecture transcript and companion PowerPoint presentation are also available on FoSO.

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Neuroscience Lecture 1: The Human Brain at Work

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In this first of three lectures in the Frontiers of Science unit on neuroscience, Columbia University professor Darcy Kelley discusses how the human brain works. Using an exploration of how the ear receives, and the brain processes, sound, Professor Kelley provides an overview of how the nervous system takes in and interprets different types of signals from the outside world. The lecture further emphasizes the importance of Scientific Habits of Mind by exploring the use of analogous systems in the study of how the brain processes audio signals. A lecture video and companion presentation are also available on FoSO.

Neuroscience Lecture 1: The Human Brain at Work

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Image of human brain.

In this first of three lectures in the Frontiers of Science unit on neuroscience, Columbia University professor Darcy Kelley discusses how the human brain works. Using an exploration of how the ear receives, and the brain processes, sound, Professor Kelley provides an overview of how the nervous system takes in and interprets different types of signals from the outside world. The lecture further emphasizes the importance of Scientific Habits of Mind by exploring the use of analogous systems in the study of how the brain processes audio signals. A lecture video and transcript are also available on FoSO.

Nerve Cells and the Nervous System

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This document reviews the basics of neuroscience necessary to understand the first seminar in the neuroscience unit. It covers brain anatomy and imaging technology as well as the basic anatomy and physiology of perception. This guide contains a glossary of important concepts as well as related imagery. Related seminar activities and assignment questions are provided in accompanying files.

Neuroscience Seminar 1

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Representation of cell membrane.

This document serves as a teaching guide for the first of three seminars in a unit on neuroscience. This seminar focuses how the brain processes sensory stimuli, such as sights and sounds, into perceptions. The guide includes an overview, reading list, and step-by-step seminar plan, including suggested discussion questions. Related seminar activities and assignment questions are provided in accompanying files.