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學生對 杜克大学 提供的 大脑与空间 的評價和反饋

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課程概述

This course is about how the brain creates our sense of spatial location from a variety of sensory and motor sources, and how this spatial sense in turn shapes our cognitive abilities. Knowing where things are is effortless. But “under the hood,” your brain must figure out even the simplest of details about the world around you and your position in it. Recognizing your mother, finding your phone, going to the grocery store, playing the banjo – these require careful sleuthing and coordination across different sensory and motor domains. This course traces the brain’s detective work to create this sense of space and argues that the brain’s spatial focus permeates our cognitive abilities, affecting the way we think and remember. The material in this course is based on a book I've written for a general audience. The book is called "Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are", and is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or directly from Harvard University Press. The course material overlaps with classes on perception or systems neuroscience, and can be taken either before or after such classes. Dr. Jennifer M. Groh, Ph.D. Professor Psychology & Neuroscience; Neurobiology Duke University www.duke.edu/~jmgroh Jennifer M. Groh is interested in how the brain process spatial information in different sensory systems, and how the brain's spatial codes influence other aspects of cognition. She is the author of a recent book entitled "Making Space: How the Brain Knows Where Things Are" (Harvard University Press, fall 2014). Much of her research concerns differences in how the visual and auditory systems encode location, and how vision influences hearing. Her laboratory has demonstrated that neurons in auditory brain regions are sometimes responsive not just to what we hear but also to what direction we are looking and what visual stimuli we can see. These surprising findings challenge the prevailing assumption that the brain’s sensory pathways remain separate and distinct from each other at early stages, and suggest a mechanism for such multi-sensory interactions as lip-reading and ventriloquism (the capture of perceived sound location by a plausible nearby visual stimulus). Dr. Groh has been a professor at Duke University since 2006. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from Princeton University in 1988 before studying neuroscience at the University of Michigan (Master’s, 1990), the University of Pennsylvania (Ph.D., 1993), and Stanford University (postdoctoral, 1994-1997). Dr. Groh has been teaching undergraduate classes on the neural basis of perception and memory for over fifteen years. She is presently a faculty member at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences at Duke University. She also holds appointments in the Departments of Neurobiology and Psychology & Neuroscience at Duke. Dr. Groh’s research has been supported by a variety of sources including the John S. Guggenheim Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Program, the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, the John Merck Scholars Program, the EJLB Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Whitehall Foundation, and the National Organization for Hearing Research....

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KS

Aug 12, 2016

Taught for beginners in a simple and concise way! I especially liked the real life examples given to help students understand the concepts being explained - made it a lot more engaging!

RC

Mar 31, 2019

Enlightening, stimulating, perfect blend of top notch content and understandable videos. Thanks Prof. Groh!!! One of my best courses ever (on/off line)

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26 - 大脑与空间 的 50 個評論(共 82 個)

創建者 Dorothy H

Aug 16, 2016

This is a superb course appropriate for any level of experience or knowledge with the subject.

創建者 Tehilla O S

Oct 09, 2016

Very intersting. Very enjoyable to learn. Great teacher and teaching methods. Fair quizzes.

創建者 Arun K

Nov 24, 2016

Excellent course to understand the basics of vision and how and why we can see. Thank you.

創建者 Peter G

Jun 20, 2016

A great intro to neuroscience. Creative videos that are both informative and fun to watch.

創建者 Mengli

May 30, 2016

I like this class. It provide a lot of detail info. And the teacher is nice and patience.

創建者 Безрукова В

Oct 24, 2019

This course really helps to open your mind and understand the process inside your brain!

創建者 Keith M

Jul 01, 2016

Amazing learning experience! Put simply yet comprehensively. A must-do course!

創建者 MinCheol L

Jan 27, 2018

Easy, but interesting enough for additional study on the topic of the course.

創建者 张博文

Sep 12, 2017

You can learn a variety of things in this course. Highly recommend it!

創建者 fzark100

Nov 06, 2016

As an student in EEE, I think this course really inspire me in various

創建者 Carlos M G

Oct 01, 2019

Excellent. Many thanks to the talented teacher Dr. Jennifer M. Groh.

創建者 Helmut K

Feb 07, 2018

Very interesting and good trigger to dive deeper into that topic!

創建者 Cat W

Sep 12, 2017

Crisp presentation of a decent amount of interesting topics!

創建者 PRIYARANJAN P

Sep 05, 2018

fantastic enthusiasm from Prof. Groh. Well worth your time.

創建者 Gracie M

Feb 28, 2017

awesome. Course is interesting and engaging. cheers!

創建者 Ícaro D

Sep 26, 2017

Superb introduction to some concepts of neurology.

創建者 Wei X

Dec 05, 2018

excellent crash course. Concise and to the point.

創建者 Ji, C

Apr 21, 2018

Very useful in understanding how our brain works!

創建者 Joy S

Jan 28, 2017

surprisingly interesting. Had a lot of new ideas

創建者 Nathan A

Sep 25, 2019

Merci beaucoup pour ce cours qui m'a passionné !

創建者 Jennifer O

Jun 16, 2018

Very interesting course clearly presented.

創建者 Muhammad u

Jun 20, 2016

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創建者 Dr R d

Aug 30, 2019

very nice and informative , thank you .

創建者 Al-Rashid J

Dec 24, 2017

Enjoyable course that taught me lots