The Great Courses – Neuroscience of Everyday Life


Your nervous system is you. All the thoughts, perceptions, moods, passions, and dreams that make you an active, sentient being are the work of this amazing network of cells. For many centuries, people knew this was true. But no one was sure how it happened. Now, thanks to the exciting new field of neuroscience, we can chart the workings of the brain and the rest of the nervous system in remarkable detail to explain how neurons, synapses, neurotransmitters, and other biological processes produce all the experiences of everyday life, in every stage of life.

From the spectacular growth of the brain in infancy to the act of learning a skill, falling in love, getting a joke, revising an opinion, or even forgetting a name, something very intriguing is going on behind the scenes.

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Author: The Great Courses
Narrator: Professor Sam Wang
Duration: 17 hours 55 minutes
Released: 19 Nov 2003
Publisher: The Great Courses
Language: English

User Review:

gazelle uninterested

Maybe because I hate sitting and listening to lectures might be why this was so wonderful to walk, hike and listen. Speaker was awesome, subject matter fascinating!!!