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The Brain: Teaching Modules
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Developed from the original series The Brain, these flexible resources offer extensive ...

Developed from the original series The Brain, these flexible resources offer extensive footage and research into the inner workings of this amazing human organ, including findings on Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, autism, Parkinson's disease, and many other topics. The modules are appropriate for use in general and advanced courses in psychology, abnormal and physiological psychology, neuropsychology, and occupational therapy. Video teaching modules for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 32 video modules (from 5 to 20 minutes in length) and guide.

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Psychology
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Annenberg Learner
Foundations of Cognition, Spring 2003
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Advances in cognitive science have resolved, clarified, and sometimes complicated some of ...

Advances in cognitive science have resolved, clarified, and sometimes complicated some of the great questions of Western philosophy: what is the structure of the world and how do we come to know it; does everyone represent the world the same way; what is the best way for us to act in the world. Specific topics include color, objects, number, categories, similarity, inductive inference, space, time, causality, reasoning, decision-making, morality and consciousness. Readings and discussion include a brief philosophical history of each topic and focus on advances in cognitive and developmental psychology, computation, neuroscience, and related fields. At least one subject in cognitive science, psychology, philosophy, linguistics, or artificial intelligence is required. An additional project is required for graduate credit.

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Philosophy
Linguistics
Psychology
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
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Boroditsky, Lera
Tenenbaum, Joshua
Discovering Psychology: Updated Edition
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Highlighting major new developments in the field, this updated edition of Discovering ...

Highlighting major new developments in the field, this updated edition of Discovering Psychology offers high school and college students, and teachers of psychology at all levels, an overview of historic and current theories of human behavior. Stanford University professor and author Philip Zimbardo narrates as leading researchers, practitioners, and theorists probe the mysteries of the mind and body. Based on extensive investigation and authoritative scholarship, this introductory course in psychology features demonstrations, classic experiments and simulations, current research, documentary footage, and computer animation. This series is also valuable for teachers seeking to review the subject matter. A video instructional series on introductory psychology for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 26 half-hour video programs and coordinated books.

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Early Childhood Development
Psychology
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Annenberg Learner
Networks for Learning: Regression and Classification, Spring 2001
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The course focuses on the problem of supervised learning within the framework ...

The course focuses on the problem of supervised learning within the framework of Statistical Learning Theory. It starts with a review of classical statistical techniques, including Regularization Theory in RKHS for multivariate function approximation from sparse data. Next, VC theory is discussed in detail and used to justify classification and regression techniques such as Regularization Networks and Support Vector Machines. Selected topics such as boosting, feature selection and multiclass classification will complete the theory part of the course. During the course we will examine applications of several learning techniques in areas such as computer vision, computer graphics, database search and time-series analysis and prediction. We will briefly discuss implications of learning theories for how the brain may learn from experience, focusing on the neurobiology of object recognition. We plan to emphasize hands-on applications and exercises, paralleling the rapidly increasing practical uses of the techniques described in the subject.

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Finance
Psychology
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Poggio, Tomaso
Neuroscience and Society, Spring 2010
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This course explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas ...

This course explores the social relevance of neuroscience, considering how emerging areas of brain research at once reflect and reshape social attitudes and agendas. Topics include brain imaging and popular media; neuroscience of empathy, trust, and moral reasoning; new fields of neuroeconomics and neuromarketing; ethical implications of neurotechnologies such as cognitive enhancement pharmaceuticals; neuroscience in the courtroom; and neuroscientific recasting of social problems such as addiction and violence. Guest lectures by neuroscientists, class discussion, and weekly readings in neuroscience, popular media, and science studies.

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Religious Studies
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M.I.T.
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SchĺŮll, Natasha
Topics in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Human Ethology, Spring 2001
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Survey and special topics designed for graduate students in the brain and ...

Survey and special topics designed for graduate students in the brain and cognitive sciences. Emphasizes ethological studies of natural behavior patterns and their analysis in laboratory work, with contributions from field biology (mammology, primatology), sociobiology, and comparative psychology. Stresses human behavior but also includes major contributions from studies of other vertebrates and of invertebrates.

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Biology
Psychology
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M.I.T.
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Author:
Schneider, Gerald
Systems Biology, Fall 2004
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Introduction to quantitative methods and modeling techniques to address key questions in ...

Introduction to quantitative methods and modeling techniques to address key questions in modern biology. Overview of quantitative modeling techniques in evolutionary biology, molecular biology and genetics, cell biology and developmental biology. Description of key experiments that validate models. Specific topics include: Evolutionary biology: theoretical models for evolution, evolution in test tube, evolution experiments with viruses and bacteria, complexity and evolution; Molecular biology and genetics: protein design, bioinformatics and genomics, constructing and modeling of genetic networks, control theory and genetic networks; Cell biology: forces and motion, cell motility, signal transduction pathways, chemotaxis and pheromone response; Development biology: pattern formation, self-organization, and models of Drosophila development.

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Biology
Physics
Psychology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Oudenaarden, Alexander van
Statistical Methods in Brain and Cognitive Science, Spring 2004
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Descriptive and inferential statistics for the behavioral and neurological sciences are considered. ...

Descriptive and inferential statistics for the behavioral and neurological sciences are considered. Techniques such as t-tests, factorial analysis of (co)variance, correlation, multiple regression, and nonparametric tests are introduced. Subject provides an introductory overview of some advanced methods such as path analysis, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, and analysis of functional MRI data. Basic issues of research design and methodology intimately associated with data analysis are discussed.

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Statistics and Probability
Psychology
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Rosenholtz, Ruth
Social Psychology, Spring 2013
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This course examines interpersonal and group dynamics, considers how the thoughts, feelings, ...

This course examines interpersonal and group dynamics, considers how the thoughts, feelings, and actions of individuals are influenced by (and influence) the beliefs, values, and practices of large and small groups. Learning occurs through a combination of lectures, demonstrations and in-class activities complemented by participation in small study groups and completion of homework assignments.

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Psychology
Sociology
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Chorover, Stephan
Natural Language and the Computer Representation of Knowledge, Spring 2003
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Relationship between computer representation of knowledge and the structure of natural language. ...

Relationship between computer representation of knowledge and the structure of natural language. Emphasizes development of the analytical skills necessary to judge the computational implications of grammatical formalisms, and uses concrete examples to illustrate particular computational issues. Efficient parsing algorithms for context-free grammars; augmented transition network grammars. Question answering systems. Extensive laboratory work on building natural language processing systems. 6.863 is a laboratory-oriented course on the theory and practice of building computer systems for human language processing, with an emphasis on the linguistic, cognitive, and engineering foundations for understanding their design.

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Computer Science
Linguistics
Psychology
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Berwick, Robert
Intensive Neuroanatomy, January (IAP) 2002
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The course will start with an overview of the central and peripheral ...

The course will start with an overview of the central and peripheral nervous systems (CNS and PNS), the development of their structure and major divisions. The major functional components of the CNS will then be reviewed individually. Topography, functional distribution of nerve cell bodies, ascending and descending tracts in the spinal cord. Brainstem organization and functional components, including cranial nerve nuclei, ascending/descending pathways, amine-containing cells, structure and information flow in the cerebellar and vestibular systems. Distribution of the cranial nerves, resolution of their skeletal and branchial arch components. Functional divisions of the Diencephalon and Telencephalon. The course will then continue with how these various CNS pieces and parts work together. Motor systems, motor neurons and motor units, medial and lateral pathways, cortical versus cerebellar systems and their functional integration. The sensory systems, visual, auditory and somatosensory. Olfaction will be covered in the context of the limbic system, which will also include autonomic control and the Papez circuit. To conclude, functional organization and information flow in the neocortex will be discussed.

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Psychology
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Nedivi, Elly
Structure & Development of the Mammalian Brain, Spring 2002
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Lectures plus guided readings and discussion with project reports, covering major CNS ...

Lectures plus guided readings and discussion with project reports, covering major CNS structures, with emphasis on systems being used as models for experimental studies of development and plasticity. Topics include: basic patterns of connections in CNS; review of lab techniques (anatomy, tissue culture); embryogenesis; PNS anatomy and development; process outgrowth and synaptogenesis; growth factors and cell survival; spinal and hindbrain anatomy; development of regional specificity with introduction to comparative anatomy and CNS evolution; trigeminal system; retinotectal system development, plasticity, regeneration; neocortex anatomy and development; olfactory system; corpus striatum; brain transplants; limbic system and hippocampal anatomy and plasticity.

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Anatomy/Physiology
Psychology
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Schneider, Gerald
Your Body in Your Mind's Eye
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This activity is about how you form mental images of your body's ...

This activity is about how you form mental images of your body's position in space, independent of vision. Can you take a sip of water from a cup with your eyes closed? If so, how are you able to navigate this maneuver without seeing the cup? Find out here!

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Psychology
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Activity/Lab
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Exploratorium
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Karen Kalamuck
The Exploratorium
Cognitive Processes, Spring 2004
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An introduction to human information processing and learning; topics include the nature ...

An introduction to human information processing and learning; topics include the nature of mental representation and processing; the architecture of memory; pattern recognition; attention; imagery and mental codes; concepts and prototypes; reasoning and problem solving.

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Architecture and Design
Psychology
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Full Course
Textbook
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Potter, Mary C.
Panoptes and the Bionic Eye
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Vision is the primary sense of many animals and much is known ...

Vision is the primary sense of many animals and much is known about how vision is processed in the mammalian nervous system. One distinct property of the primary visual cortex is a highly organized pattern of sensitivity to location and orientation of objects in the visual field. But how did we learn this? An important tool is the ability to design experiments to map out the structure and response of a system such as vision. In this activity, students learn about the visual system and then conduct a model experiment to map the visual field response of a Panoptes robot. (In Greek mythology, Argus Panoptes was the "all-seeing" watchman giant with 100 eyes.) A simple activity modification enables a true black box experiment, in which students do not directly observe how the visual system is configured, and must match the input to the output in order to reconstruct the unseen system inside the box.

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Engineering
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Activity/Lab
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
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AMPS GK-12 Program, Polytechnic Institute of New York University,
Michael Trumpis, Shingi Middelmann, Gisselle Cunningham
Neuropharmacology, January IAP 2009
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" The neuropharmacology course will discuss the drug-induced changes in functioning of ...

" The neuropharmacology course will discuss the drug-induced changes in functioning of the nervous system. The specific focus of this course will be to provide a description of the cellular and molecular actions of drugs on synaptic transmission. This course will also refer to specific diseases of the nervous system and their treatment in addition to giving an overview of the techniques used for the study of neuropharmacology. This course is offered during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month."

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Full Course
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Tropea, Daniela
Don't Bump into Me!
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Students' understanding of how robotic ultrasonic sensors work is reinforced in a ...

Students' understanding of how robotic ultrasonic sensors work is reinforced in a design challenge involving LEGO MINDSTORMS(TM) NXT robots and ultrasonic sensors. Student groups program their robots to move freely without bumping into obstacles (toy LEGO people). They practice and learn programming skills and logic design in parallel. They see how robots take input from ultrasonic sensors and use it to make decisions to move, resulting in behavior similar to the human sense of sight but through the use of sound sensors, more like echolocation. Students design-test-redesign-retest to achieve successful programs. A PowerPoint® presentation and pre/post quizzes are provided.

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Engineering
Electronic Technology
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Activity/Lab
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,
Nishant Sinha, Pranit Samarth, Satish S. Nair
Mental Health 3: Mental Health Through Literature
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This lesson, from Science NetLinks, examines how mental illness has been portrayed ...

This lesson, from Science NetLinks, examines how mental illness has been portrayed in the arts while highlighting for students a more insightful way to further develop their ideas about human behavior. This lesson is the third of three lessons on mental health and human behavior.

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Psychology
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AAAS
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Science Netlinks
How Does an Ultrasonic Sensor Work?
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Students learn about how ultrasonic sensors work, reinforcing the connection between this ...

Students learn about how ultrasonic sensors work, reinforcing the connection between this sensor and how humans, bats and dolphins estimate distance. They learn the echolocation process sound waves transmitted, bounced back and received, with the time difference used to calculate the distance of objects. Two mini-activities, which use LEGO MINDSTORMS(TM) NXT robots and ultrasonic sensors, give students a chance to experiment with ultrasonic sensors in preparation for the associated activity. A PowerPoint® presentation explains stimulus-to-response pathways, sensor fundamentals, and details about the LEGO ultrasonic sensor. Pre/post quizzes are provided. This lesson and its associated activity enable students to gain a deeper understanding of how robots can take sensor input and use it to make decisions via programming.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,
Nishant Sinha, Pranit Samarth, Satish S. Nair
Reflecting on Human Reflexes
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Students learn about human reflexes, how our bodies react to stimuli and ...

Students learn about human reflexes, how our bodies react to stimuli and how some body reactions and movements are controlled automatically, without thinking consciously about the movement or responses. In the associated activity, students explore how reflexes work in the human body by observing an involuntary human reflex and testing their own reaction times using dominant and non-dominant hands. Once students understand the stimulus-to-response framework components as a way to describe human reflexes and reactions in certain situations, they connect this knowledge to how robots can be programmed to conduct similar reactions.

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Engineering
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering NGSS Aligned Resources
Author:
GK-12 Program, Computational Neurobiology Center,
Marianne Catanho, Sachin Nair, Charlie Franklin, Satish Nair