Jul 27, 2020
This course has been an eye-opener for me and has helped me to better understand the brain from a perspective of empathy towards those suffering from debilitating disorders, thanks to Professor Mason.
Mar 23, 2020
This course has turned out to very profitable, especially if you are not an expert in anatomical and clinical terms as is my case. In my opinion, this course is extremely interesting, congratulations.
von Lorna D•
Dec 19, 2016
Dr. Peggy Mason creates a viable way to understand neurobiology. Although the material is very challenging, her teaching style keeps one focused and interested. I highly recommend this course.
von Jim K•
May 29, 2017
The course is easy to understand while it has covered quite a lot of details on neurobiology. It is also inspiring to feel the Prof. Mason's love for the neurobiology through the course.
von Allison K S•
Aug 01, 2018
This is an excellent course that teaches you the neurobiology of the brain. I think this course is extremely beneficial whether you are just beginning to learn about the brain or a professional in the field. Professor Mason is excellent and provides valuable examples for each topic in addition to supplemental resources. I highly recommend this course.
von Rachel M•
May 29, 2017
This is a must-take course to learn about the self and the world around us as it relates to neurobiology. Professor Peggy Mason rocks. Very glad I opted for this class, learned so much!
von Vidhi K•
May 04, 2019
It is providing a great support to my interest in neurosurgery
von Hao C•
Nov 06, 2019
Teaching: Prof. Peggy Mason’s passionate teaching has really drawn me into the fascinating world of neurobiology. She has used lots of diagrams, metaphors, real-life example to explain difficult neurological mechanism at intro level.
Her special reading interest of autobiography written by patients gives me extra insight into the diseases. I love her empathetic and thoughtful tone when explaining life challenges faced by neurological patients.
I highly recommend this course to people who want to know more about neurobiology and neurobiological diseases, who are neurological patients themselves or families or friends of neurological patients, and who want to use knowledge to gain some senses of control or help others.
Accessibility: The course structure is well organized with clear focus in each week.
I’ve only learnt some high-school biology before. Overall, most weeks are easy to follow, but the weeks on vestibular sense & gaze and motor modulation are more challenging.
Assessment: The assessment of quiz of each week is slightly challenging but helpful for the of review course content. The peer-reviewed assignment is simple and straightforward.
von Ekaterina P•
Apr 08, 2017
I loved everything about this course : topics covered, load of work, accessibility (it is free). But best of all is the professor. Peggy Mason has a rare gift to explain complicated things in easy and fun way. Learning with her is pure joy.
The course helped me to enjoy ordinary things of everyday life more and to understand myself and others better. For example, when I make a cup of tea and think "I will take one cookie only" I know that most probably it will not work. Once a ritual/an action starts, my basal ganglia will make sure it will last. It is popular now (especially among girls) to chastise oneself for bad eating habits. It is rather counterproductive. The role of volitional control of habits is overestimated and the role of basal ganglia is neglected.
Why giving this example? Well, everybody has bad habits. And everybody eats :) But don't get me wrong: this course gives insight in much more areas than habits formation and changing.
It is inspiring, very useful and applicable to everyday life.
von Shalini C•
Mar 07, 2019
Excellent course. Uses lot of examples from daily life and real life stories to explain concepts. Also, Dr. Mason recommends a lot of books and biographies which are related to the lectures. She explains every topic in a very easy and fun way, I assure anyone would love it. There are also many lab classes where you can see and observe the various parts of the nervous system, and they are well linked to the theory classes.
This course is not just for people interested in neurobiology but for anyone and everyone. I'd recommend you to go through this course to understand how every part of our body is controlled by the brain, how beautiful and complex our brain is, and how various disorders can be caused by problems in the nervous system.
It will also help you understand the suffering of people with neurological disorders, and would help you be more kind and patient towards them.
In conclusion, you will love the course and Dr. Peggy Mason and team, and would thank me for recommending the course! Have fun!
von Petruk M•
May 16, 2020
This course allowed me to understand the processes taking place in the human body. It's very interesting to understand how everything works in us. For me it was a discovery of how complex and surprisingly subtle and well-thought-out system our nervous system is. How tightly everything in the body is interconnected. It's just amazing that a single cell can form such a complex structure. Now, with an idea of how everything works in us, I can better understand what is happening to me or my family at one time or another. Why there may be some problems and how to solve them. In short, if you imagine that our body is a complex and very intelligent machine, the course of neuroscience gives us explanations about its structure and management. Now, for example, when there is dizziness, I can understand why it originated. I can explain to my daughter why we don't forget how to walk or ride a bike, and many other things from our daily lives. It's really very interesting and valuable. I'm just in love with it!
von Stacy P•
Feb 08, 2018
I enjoyed this course so much, can't wait to learn more. I've never felt more happy and excited to learn more with any other subjects that I've learned in the past. This Professor, is amazing and delivers this knowledge with much passion, sensitivity, has a sense of humor that is both genuine and a way to learn the facts/topics she's discussing. You can clearly see that she highly enjoys and loves sharing all that she knows! I can't thank everyone who put this course together and for Professor Mason for inspiring me and having the pleasure to learn from you!! I've told everyone I know about my learning from this course and how much I love it, and I'd highly recommend for anyone, whether knowing or having an interest in the subject or not, to dive in and let you mind learn all about the wonders of our brain.It's a fantastic course and I hope to find more to take. Thank you again Professor Peggy Mason!!
von Yap C Y•
Oct 06, 2019
This is an amazing course to start on understanding the brain! It has given me a new perspective on how and why we, human, behave in a certain way. To make it easier to digest and follow the sessions, Professor Mason has added a lot of vision materials, including real human/sheep brains, to elaborate. Also, the books recommended by her provided a clear illustration on "what has gone wrong". Thank you Professor Mason.
von Paulo F•
Nov 09, 2019
von Papia S•
Nov 12, 2019
This is a great course to understand basic functioning of brain. What the course and Dr Mason has done is to increase curiosity and motivation to delve deeper into the matters of brain. A second part of the course would be great to keep learning more about our wonderful brain.
von Carlos G R G d l C•
Oct 25, 2019
El curso es un poco largo (10 semanas) pero al final vale la pena. Un viaje a nuestro interior, muy recomendable.
The course is a bit large (10 weeks) but at the end worth it. Take the course you won't regret.
von Oleksii S•
Aug 22, 2017
Dr Peggy Mason is a fantastic guide to the world of neurobiology. Outstandingly simple elucidation of such complex functions of the NS as homeostasis, higher abstract functions, sensation and voluntary movement provides an extensive outlook of human brain and mind in terms of every day life.
Since I really look forward to becoming a neuroscientist or cognitive scientist myself, this course has become a firm starting platform for my spaceship of ambition to take off from. I now feel a desire to research the neurobiology of everyday life in almost every aspect of human behavior. The structure of the course is carefully balanced and is aimed at providing a wide, yet detailed scope of knowledge for beginners like me to understand the importance of the NS.
Thank you so much the team and Dr. Mason as well as coursera for giving me the opportunity to take part in this course! See you soon!
von Ken W•
Mar 16, 2020
It has been quite awhile since I have had time to sit down and update my present knowledge on Neurobiology and I was very interested to see if much had changed in this area that would assist me when working with people therapeutically who have spinal cord injuries and complex neurological diseases and disorders.
The course material was very well constructed and Dr. Peggy Mason's delivery of the course material was wonderful and motivating. The course certainly added a lot of value to my working knowledge of how things work and I will be recommending to my students that they do this brilliant course also.
Kenneth (Ken) Ware
von Pierre G•
Jun 15, 2017
First of all, I would like to thank the professor Peggy Mason. You have the energy of someone who likes very much her job : teaching the neurobiology. You like this field and you know how to share your passion. You gave me more than a knowledge. Hope you could offer a MOOC 2 about cognitive neuroscience. And to next students : please, take this lecture even if you do not make any plans about working in this field in the future. You will learn a lot about how your brain works, and you'll get even some explanations about who you are. This is just the beginning of your journey to you and the others.
von Isabel F•
Mar 28, 2018
I was almost completely new to Neurobiology; the only touch point I had was the section regarding language. So, my motivation to take this course was simply a matter of lifelong learning, just to discover areas that have not connection to my everyday life. Or so I thought! This course made what is a huge and complicated topic area so tangible, and it does very much show how Neurobiology is all around us. I especially loved this course because it was presented in a great and engaging fashion. It grabbed my attention for the whole 10 weeks. Many, many thanks!
von Jereesh K E•
Nov 01, 2019
I am a clinical psychologist from India. I use to find neuropsychology as a difficult subject due to the complexity in understanding the brain, its structures and mechanisms. But this course made it simple to understand the Brain. The content is rich and explained in a very simple way. Thanks a lot
von TAOUZER H•
Sep 28, 2019
I learned so much from Professor Peggy Mason. It was a well organized course, full of valuable info ,and presented with so much passion and love. Thanks to everyone who helped in making this course available to us. Thanks a lot!
von Poroykova K•
Sep 18, 2019
Clear and well-structured course. Although couse information is more for beginners, still some complex concepts and facts are present. And a lot of samples that are very helpful for better understanding.
von Manvi j•
May 25, 2020
It has been, in all, a wonderful experience taking this course, Prof Peggy is really good at what she does, wonderful content, stories, instances, and videos. Learnt a lot from this course, thank you!
von Liliana G P•
Nov 03, 2019
Very interesting course! I loved the embodied emotion lesson. It helped me understand so much. Thanks neuroteam :).
May 02, 2019
Such an amazing course! Absolutely love professor Peggy Mason - i wish were more courses by her.
von Маслова М М•
Oct 17, 2019
It was the best 3 month. Thank you