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January 23 - March 24, 2023

STEM League: Neuroscience Spring 2023

Online • Online Course AuroraIL  60506 Organized by Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy $25 instant refund on this event with gift card.
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Thanks to modern technology, we can now study the nervous system in ways that would have been unimaginable mere decades ago. All of these newly-gained capabilities have greatly accelerated the expansion of the field of neuroscience, with new discoveries being made every day. This course will provide students with an integrated foundation for understanding the complex functions of the nervous system and, in particular, the brain. Basic principles of neurobiology will be discussed to develop an understanding of how these biological factors are associated with human behaviors We will be reading the book The Brain: The Story of You by acclaimed neuroscientist David Eagleman. Through a series of engaging anecdotes and thought-provoking commentary, this book introduces key ideas and explanations on how the human brain develops, how our senses and perceptive abilities develop and can change over time, why we are such social beings, and how environmental influences can influence our actions and decision-making. The book will be supplemented with additional resources (videos, original research, etc.) to help provide further context and perspective for the scientific concepts in the neuroscience field. The mostly asynchronous online format will include discussion forums, assessments, and several synchronous virtual meetings, and will conclude with a live, online chat with an author or expert in the field. The estimated time commitment for this program is 3-4 hours per week. (Please note that The Brain: The Story of You does contain some PG-13 topics such as genocide/rape and sexual attraction).


January 23 - March 24, 2023


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