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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....

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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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The Brain and Space의 74개 리뷰 중 26~50

교육 기관: Naokichi D

Jan 03, 2018

Brilliant! I'm taking this while reading Steven Pinker's 'How The Mind Works' and all the overlap makes the learning experience even more fun.

교육 기관: Dorothy H

Aug 16, 2016

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

교육 기관: Rahul M

Mar 04, 2018

I love courses where the instructor treats you like a smart learner instead of talking down to you, and takes you to the extent of work in the field instead of "making it easy". This course achieved its intended objective very well. Loved the course and the instructor.

교육 기관: Siju v

Sep 11, 2016

good for beginners

교육 기관: Ícaro D

Sep 26, 2017

Superb introduction to some concepts of neurology.

교육 기관: Rodrigo F G

Jun 17, 2017

Great course !!! The information provided within the course was complete and easy to understand without oversimplifying the topics along with applicable to daily use concepts and work.

교육 기관: Cat W

Sep 12, 2017

Crisp presentation of a decent amount of interesting topics!

교육 기관: MinCheol L

Jan 27, 2018

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

교육 기관: Simonov O

May 28, 2017

An excellent course that helps to better understand the complex functions of the brain. It covers some areas which were not discussed in the Medical Neuroscience Course by Duke University. Unfortunately, this course ended very quickly. I would like to learn more.

교육 기관: Rufia S

Apr 03, 2017

This was a well-delivered course. I learnt a lot about how the brain functions and how is that applicable in the space.

교육 기관: Karthik S K

Jul 25, 2016

No words to describe Dr.Groh's amazing lectures. A Must do session for those people, who are not only interested in neuroscience, but had the curiosity to wonder about our brains contemplating our world and also contemplating itself contemplating the world!

교육 기관: Keith M

Jul 01, 2016

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

교육 기관: Peter G

Jun 20, 2016

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

교육 기관: Rafaela R B d M

Jul 19, 2016

Loved it!!

Excellent course

교육 기관: Robert T

Mar 15, 2017

Loved it. I took another class from Duke related to visual perception and was equally satisfied with the detail, and pace, of the course.

교육 기관: Arun K

Nov 24, 2016

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

교육 기관: D.

Apr 07, 2017

Really a well thought out course and expertly delivered! I've never had such well explained lectures, using simple terms to explain complex subjects. Our professor is a master at education as well as her subject expertise. This is a great course, a little kooky at times, but just the right amount of kooky to make it more interesting and fun. Thanks for the obvious hard work in producing the course and time expended making it!

교육 기관: Lauren W

Dec 05, 2016


교육 기관: Paola F

May 17, 2018

great !

교육 기관: Mengli

May 30, 2016

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

교육 기관: Tehilla O S

Oct 09, 2016

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

교육 기관: Deleted A

May 07, 2017

Outstanding course and Professor!

교육 기관: ANSHAY A

Nov 29, 2017

The professor explains things very well. The course is awesome with interesting and well organized content.

교육 기관: Alexandre S T

Sep 03, 2016

Amazing, congratulation, the curse is fantastic !!!

Best regards,

Alexandre Scherre Tomé / Brazil

교육 기관: 张博文

Sep 12, 2017

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