Stephen Downes

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This is the set of videos that constitute the course taught by Nancy Kanwisher on the human brain. All the greatest hits are in there: facial recognition, vision and the retina, shape processing and category sensitivity, and navigation (both animal and human). From the intro: "we will explore in some detail a number of distinct domains of cognition like face recognition, navigation, number, language, music, and social cognition, and the cortical regions and networks that implement these functions. Key themes include the representations, development, and degree of functional specificity of these components of mind and brain." Interesting and engaging instructor. (p.s. I somehow got the recognition test right in video 2.7 - I thought there were four).

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Last Updated: Mar 30, 2021 9:44 p.m.