Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality

Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality

This course provides interesting background material that I found helpful as I read more engaging books such as Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman and On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins.

From the course description:

Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition, is an interdisciplinary approach to this fascinating subject. In 24 lectures, you will investigate how the human brain is sculpted by evolution, constrained or freed by genes, shaped by early experience, modulated by hormones, and otherwise influenced to produce a wide range of behaviors, some of them abnormal. You will see that little can be explained by thinking about any one of these factors alone because some combination of influences is almost always at work.

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