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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 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....



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!


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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von Helmut K

Feb 07, 2018

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

von Cat W

Sep 12, 2017

Crisp presentation of a decent amount of interesting topics!


Sep 05, 2018

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

von Gracie M

Feb 28, 2017

awesome. Course is interesting and engaging. cheers!

von Ícaro D

Sep 26, 2017

Superb introduction to some concepts of neurology.

von Sakshi A

Jun 19, 2020

A must do course for beginners in neuroscience!!!

von Wei X

Dec 05, 2018

excellent crash course. Concise and to the point.

von Ji, C

Apr 21, 2018

Very useful in understanding how our brain works!

von Joy S

Jan 28, 2017

surprisingly interesting. Had a lot of new ideas

von Nathan A

Sep 25, 2019

Merci beaucoup pour ce cours qui m'a passionné !

von Shaimaa A G

Jul 10, 2020

This the best course ever! Thank you very much

von Jennifer O

Jun 16, 2018

Very interesting course clearly presented.

von Muhammad u

Jun 20, 2016

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von Dr R d

Aug 30, 2019

very nice and informative , thank you .


Jun 07, 2020

Amazing concepts . THANK YOU SO MUCH .

von Al-Rashid J

Dec 24, 2017

Enjoyable course that taught me lots

von GAN K C

Sep 02, 2019

Feeling great to learn this course!

von gianluca a

Feb 23, 2019

very interesting and well prepared.

von KyungYeon R

Aug 14, 2017

this is the most interesting course

von Deleted A

May 07, 2017

Outstanding course and Professor!

von Yoomee S

Jun 07, 2019

very comprehensive course!!

von Sol Y

Jun 16, 2018

The course was interesting

von Rafaela R B d M

Jul 19, 2016

Loved it!!

Excellent course

von Nyam-Ochir B

Nov 18, 2016

Excellent course to take!