Brain Mechanisms for Hearing and Speech OpenCourseWare: A Free Graduate Level Class by MIT on the Central Nervous System

Published Feb 15, 2009

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'Brain Mechanisms for Hearing and Speech' is a free OpenCourseWare offered by MIT. This graduate-level course focuses on the study of the central nervous system and how it functions in relation to a person's ability to communicate and hear. Students interested in studying Biomedical Engineering, Biology and related fields are encouraged to take this course.

Brain Mechanisms for Hearing and Speech: Course Specifics

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Brain Mechanisms for Hearing and Speech: Course Description

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Instructors for the 'Brain Mechanisms for Hearing and Speech' OpenCourseWare include MIT Professors M. Christian Brown, Joe C. Adams, David N. Caplan, Frank H. Guenther, and Jennifer R. Melcher, along with Dr. Bertrand Delgutte, Dr. Kenneth E. Hancock and Dr. Joseph S. Perkell. Subjects explored within the course curriculum include dorsal cochlear nucleus, signal processing, multisensory integration and plasticity. The goal of this graduate-level course is to provide students with an understanding of the current scientific literature related to the science of hearing and speech. In addition to human hearing, students will study how some birds learn their songs from one another.

Online course materials include a list of readings, lecture notes and course assignments. To further explore the concepts of this course, visit the central nervous system's role in hearing and speaking at the course page.

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