Thursday, May 22, 2014
Marriage, the Movies, and the Neurobiology of Everyday Life
The online eduction platform Coursera has launched 2 new Humanity courses that turn out to be rather fascinating to watch. Here are the links:
Marriage and the Movies: A History
The topic of marriage in the movies has always provided a fascinating reflection of changing social attitudes, shifting morals and gender roles. We will explore how films have defined marriage, identified seven core problems, and varied its three narrative components -- a couple, their problems, their situation -- from decade to decade from the silent to the modern era.
Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life
Learn how the nervous system produces behavior, how we use our brain every day, and how neuroscience can explain the common problems afflicting people today. We will study functional human neuroanatomy and neuronal communication, and then use this information to understand how we perceive the outside world, move our bodies voluntarily, stay alive, and play well with others.
Great to find those courses after the "Art for Artists" course ended.