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Home study course focuses on the brain

Tuesdays, Sept. 23 through Nov. 11, 2008, 7:30 p.m. 219 Burr Hall

Members of the campus and local communities can learn more about the brain in a home study course offered this fall by the Alumni Association.

"The Brain: A User's Guide" runs from Sept. 22 to Nov. 16 and is led by Barry Jacobs, professor of psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute. The course will explore how the 100 billion nerve cells that make up the human brain give rise to sensations and movements, thoughts and memories, dreams and emotions, and devastating neuro- and psychopathologies.

The course includes weekly lectures on campus, at-home reading assignments and an online discussion group. The seven lectures will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting Sept. 23 in 219 Burr Hall. Audio recordings of the lectures will be made available online the following day for participants who cannot attend in person.

For more information, visit the Alumni Association website.

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