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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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.

Teaching Seminar

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In this video-recorded workshop, Deborah Mowshowitz, associate professor and director of undergraduate programs in Columbia University's biological sciences department, offers guidance on running an effective discussion in an undergraduate science class. Mowshowitz models and describes the skills of a successful discussion leader, addressing topics such as student engagement and how to pose questions that provoke conversation, and provides tips for classroom troubleshooting.

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Teaching Seminar

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In this video-recorded workshop, Deborah Mowshowitz, associate professor and director of undergraduate programs in Columbia University's biological sciences department, offers guidance on running an effective discussion in an undergraduate science class. Mowshowitz models and describes the skills of a successful discussion leader, addressing topics such as student engagement and how to pose questions that provoke conversation, and provides tips for classroom troubleshooting.