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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. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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unable to find the images of the brain structures

unable to get the full value from the title as I do not know where to refer for the pictures of the brain structures the lecturer is referring to :-(

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Not bad, but some criticisms

The parts of the lectures I appreciated:
1) when neurobiology was emphasized
2) studies were cited and explained

The parts of the lectures I found lacking:
1) when personal opinions about clinical matters were given even though the lecturer is not a clinician (and it shows in his comments)
2) the reliance on psychology to discuss the chapter headings instead of neurobiology
3) when photos and videos are referenced but not provided in the PDF (ie all the images and videos referenced in the course)
4) delving into scientific explanations for religious experiences - tacky and misses the point that there are some things that are outside of the realm of scientific exploration and reasoning

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Useful

Long but useful. Narration is good. love that the Chapters are identified for easy reference. Thank you for that

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This was a Great Course!

I'm just beginning to get into this field and will be starting school for Psychology in September. I find everything mentioned in the lectures very interesting. The presentation was very well performed, however unfortunate that I was unable to follow along with the videos and pictures. Personally, I will be listening to this on my way to work and school several time over.

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Amazing course for curious people

This course is outstandingly interesting and the professor Sam Wang does a great job at easily explaining complex concept. This lecture made me want to explore further the field of neuroscience. Loved it.

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  • 2019-04-03

Release date!

This course was released by Great Courses over 10 years ago! When I ordersed it, I thought it was a new updated edition, It is NOT. It is the same course. You need to lost theoriginal date of release

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  • laurel2012
  • 2019-08-04

enjoyed it

I definitely enjoyed this audio book. Who work in the medical field so a lot of the information was relevant to my job. I'm not sure how much someone who works outside of medicine or science would like it. I do have a few complaints though the 1st being that it's clearly adapted from some kind of video or in person lecture as the narrator at times referred to things that we obviously can't see just listening to the audio. The other complaint I have against it is that at times I think the Narration could be more concise and not elaborate quite so much on case examples. But over all I enjoyed it and would recommend it to others

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  • 2020-04-14

Handel's religion well

When it came time to talk about religion you showed respect for everyone. I am a conservative Christian, meaning pro Trump and enjoyed every word. Thank you!

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  • 2021-07-24

frustrating

refers to diagrams and movies during lectures. interesting but missed out on much content due to said movies and diagrams which are NOT in accompanying PDF!

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  • Vic Kenwood
  • 2019-04-23

Abundantly informative

As a stroke survivor, I’m significantly better off now that I’ve been able to absorb the abundance of knowledge contained within this book. The material is very well presented and never unnecessarily dense.

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  • Kaela
  • 2020-08-01

A window into the brain

Most absorbing. It has given me an insight into how the brain functions. Symphonic and slick.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-05-08

Love it

It really covers everything you always wanted to know and it really makes you think deeper about your everyday life.

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  • Fernando Amador
  • 2020-07-30

Something to be compulsory from cradle to grave

It is hard to imagine, impossible to foresee the huge universe that we are going to discover in our brain, the source of our mind, in a thousand years—therefore we must teach from the very beginning of our education what we already know. In so doing, we nourish a human being fully aware of his/her essence.

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  • TheGymPress
  • 2020-05-21

Great review of the current state of neuroscience

I enjoyed this title. It spans a range of important topics in neuroscience, like child development, emotions and cognition. A great feature is that the presenter discusses each topoc in terms of observation, neural circuits and Molecular biology.

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  • Seth
  • 2021-10-18

Painful

While the information within is highly valuablr, it is an absolute slog to get through. The narrator (who is presenting to an audience rather than recording for an audiobook format) is uncharismatic, speeds through his sentences, and takes painfully long pauses. I listen at 1.3x speed and the pauses are still pretty awful. Further, the only way to survive this audio is of you don't mind "um" between every other word. It's unfortunate because 80 to 90% of the issue can be easily solved through editing, but they chose not to do so and left the recordings raw. I honestly don't think I can finish this one, ultimately.