The Brain and Space

VU Course ID: 00155
Curriculum: 6 weeks
Textbooks: None
Prerequisites: None
Instructor: Dr. Jennifer M. Groh, Ph.D.
Provider: Duke University (via Coursera)
Recordable: This course can be recorded in your VU transcript.

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starts Class starts May 11, 2015

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Course Description

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. ~ Leave yourself notes in the cloud!

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