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Neuroscience: An Introduction to Your Brain
March 30, 2013
Jefferson Market Library
THIS CLASS IS FULL. PREFERENCE IS GIVEN TO THOSE WHO ATTENDED THE FIRST SESSION. IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND THE FIRST SESSION, WE CANNOT GUARANTEE A SEAT FOR YOU.
Can’t tell your amygdala from your orbitofrontal cortex? Curious about the neural underpinnings of everyday experiences like habits, cravings, decision making and memory? This three-session course offers a comprehensive overview of functional neuroanatomy – focusing on the major regions and networks in the brain that underlie perception, emotion, memory, self-regulation, and social interaction. Designed for those with little or no background in neuroscience, participants will become familiar with basic anatomy, major organizational principles of the brain, and the neural systems underlying a variety of processes we all experience on a daily basis.
No registration required! Recommended text: The Brain and the Inner World, Mark Solms and Oliver Turnbull (Other Press, 2003)
Instructor: Maggie Zellner, Ph.D., L.P., is the Executive Director of the Neuropsychoanalysis Foundation, adjunct faculty at the Rockefeller University, and editor of the journal Neuropsychoanalysis. For the past decade she has taught neuroscience to psychotherapists, graduate students and others interested in the brain in New York City, San Francisco, and Berkeley, and at congresses of the International Society for Neuropsychoanalysis. She has a reputation for conveying complex information in a dynamic and relatable way.
- Audience: Adults, College & Graduate Students, College/Graduate School Educators