The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I OpenCourseWare: A Free MIT Graduate Study Course on Cognitive Science

Published Jan 22, 2009

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This free OpenCourseWare class is offered by MIT. 'The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I' introduces graduate students to the structures and functions of the nervous system. This course is intended for students seeking master's degrees in Cognitive Science or a related field.

The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I: Course Specifics

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The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I: Course Description

'The Brain and Cognitive Sciences I' is the first in a 2-part series of cognitive science courses. It is intended for first-year graduate students earning master's degrees in Cognitive Science. Taught by professors Matt Wilson and Earl Miller, with lectures given by other top neuroscience researchers, the course looks at the way the nervous system works. Systems, molecules and cells are examined as key components of the nervous system. Topics include neurotransmitters, the motor system, sensory systems and cell biology.

Course materials consist of a full reading list with abstracts of the articles, as well as lecture outlines. For more information, visit the brain and cognitive sciences course page.

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