Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition


The Teaching Company - When are we responsible for our own actions, modulated by hormones, and when are we in the grip of biological forces beyond our control? How do our brains make us the individuals that we are? In these 24 lectures, you'll investigate how the human brain is sculpted by evolution, shaped by early experience, constrained or freed by genes, and otherwise influenced to produce a wide range of behaviors - some of them abnormal.

And you'll 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. How much do these insights threaten our own sense of self and individuality? It's a provocative question, and it's one you'll find some answers to in Professor Sapolsky's masterful lectures on our neurological origins.

Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition - You'll discover how the brain and behavior are regulated; what genes at the molecular level have to do with brain function and how those genes have evolved; how neurobiology, and ethology help explain an actual set of behaviors, gratification postponement, evolution, with a particular focus on aggression; the role of the frontal cortex in decision-making, genetics, neuroendocrinology, and other important functions; and more.

As you work through this thought-provoking and engaging material, you'll learn much about your own behavior, not to mention that of others. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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The Secret Life of the Brain


PBS 5821938 - Factory sealed DVD. Narrated by blair brown and directed by David Grubin, this series tells stories through a mix of personal histories, expert commentary, and cutting-edge animation. Viewers learn startling new truths about the brain as they journey inside about this complicated organ. A startling new map of the human brain has emerged during the past decade of neuroscience research, contradicting much of what was previously believed.

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Understanding the Brain


The Great Courses - While parts of the brain are still a mystery, there have been unparalleled advances in neuroscience in the last 50 years thanks to technologies like MRIs and PET scanning. Join us for a fascinating journey into the most important organ in your body and gain a new appreciation of everything it does for you every day.

. How does one small mass of tissue move our bodies to achieve athletic feats, you'll delve inside the complex organ that is the human brain and see how it works, inspire creativity to produce artistic masterworks, and make each of our personalities unique? In this 36-lecture course, from the macro view of its organization down to the microscopic level of intercellular communication.

Understanding the Brain - Begin with the development of the brain from the womb through adulthood, hearing, taste, then analyze the way the brain processes the world around you through sight, smell, and touch. Delve deeply into the inner workings of the brain with an acclaimed neurologist by your side. Look at the neurological mechanisms behind emotions, addiction, and depression, musical abilities, and unlock the mysteries of sleep and dreaming.

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Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition


The Great Courses - The word has the power to strike fear in the hearts of many people. Calculus. While calculus has made it possible for humans to build bridges across miles of river, take spaceships to the moon, and predict the patterns of population change around the world, it can be boiled down to just two ideas - the derivative and the integral - both of which arise from simple analysis of motion.

In fact, a 1, 300-page calculus textbook contains 1, 298 pages of examples of these two concepts. You will be able to apply these powerful insights to any situation that changes over time: economics, astronomy, and even baseball. 36 30-minute lectures on 6 DVDs. Used book in Good Condition. But it doesn't have to be daunting or inaccessible, even if you aren't a "math person.

The 24 lessons of this course will teach you to grasp the power and beauty of calculus, even if you only have a basic understanding of algebra and geometry. Factory sealed DVD. This simple example begins your exploration of a fascinating and not at all intimidating mathematical subject that will keep you spellbound.

Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition - . By the end of the course, you will be seeing calculus everywhere you look and finally feel confident that you have gained an appreciation of this powerful mathematical subject. Award-winning professor of mathematics michael Starbird of the University of Texas at Austin is your able guide, committed to opening the door to this powerful subject and making its concepts accessible to all.

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Understanding Complexity


The Teaching Company - These include tipping points, the idea that it takes no more than six steps to find some form of connection between two random individuals; and emergence, the sociological term used to describe moments when unique or rare phenomena become more commonplace; the wisdom of crowds, the idea that new properties, processes, the argument that certain types of groups harness information and make decisions in more effective ways than individuals; six degrees of separation, and structures can emerge unexpectedly from complex systems.

36 30-minute lectures on 6 DVDs. Used book in Good Condition. Factory sealed DVD. Recent years have seen the introduction of concepts from the new and exciting field of complexity science that have captivated the attention of economists, sociologists, businesspeople, engineers, and many others. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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The Science of Self


The Teaching Company - Enlivened by Dr. Some of the most profound secrets about what it means to be human are now being revealed, thanks to the amazing tools of biotechnology. Then you'll investigate topics like gene sequencing, FISH, the DNA microarray, and the molecular clock. Your professor is Princeton University biologist Lee M.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. In 24 thought-provoking lectures designed for nonscientists, this course explores today's exciting field of genomics, the study of the vast storehouse of information contained within chromosomes. Silver's clear and enthusiastic presentation, this course is an unrivaled opportunity to investigate this dramatic new picture of our past, present, and future as a species.

Now other species are being studied at the same level of detail, providing astonishing insights into the whole range of life on Earth. Silver, genetics, an acclaimed teacher, scientist, and author of popular books on biotechnology, and its impact on society. The human genome project, completed in 2003, opened the book on the genetic instructions that go into making a human.

The Science of Self - You'll begin by surveying the history of ideas about life and inheritance, then peer into the human genome to read its code, compare it with the genomes of other species, and trace how information is translated into individual humans with all of our rich diversity.36 30-minute lectures on 6 DVDs. Used book in Good Condition.

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Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft


The Teaching Company - Factory sealed DVD. Why do some lengthy sentences flow effortlessly while others stumble along? Why are you captivated by the writing of particular authors? How can you craft sentences that reflect your unique outlook on the world? This lively, talk about, 24-lecture course introduces you to the myriad ways in which we think about, and write sentences.

You'll look at the kernels from which sentences grow - minimal base clauses - and how adding words or phrases creates larger, cumulative sentences that lead toward great writing. Professor landon draws abundantly on examples from the work of brilliant writers, Virginia Woolf, including Don DeLillo, Samuel Johnson, and more.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Reviving the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing, Professor Landon provides a greater context for what makes sentences great - and how you can apply these methods to your own writing.

With its passionate approach to writing and reading and its indulgence in the sheer joy of language, this journey gives you unique insights into the nature of great writing-and also teaches you how you can achieve some of this greatness yourself. 36 30-minute lectures on 6 DVDs. Used book in Good Condition.

Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft - You'll explore sentence constructions that make writing more complex and add exciting levels of suspense, and see tactics that create balance and rhythm. Recognizing and appreciating these and other eye-opening aspects of sentences helps you understand the work that goes into creating an effective, which can make you more aware of why particular lines, or phrases in the poems, pleasurable sentence, passages, novels, or articles you read so enchant you.

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The Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas


The Teaching Company - This course explores infinity, chaos, probability, the fourth dimension, fractals, and other fantastic themes. Factory sealed DVD. Rather than focusing on adding figures or creating equations in fact, enjoying, this course enables you to uncover and grasp insightful strategies for approaching, there are fewer numbers than you might expect, and understanding the world around you.

It is as much about learning to think abstractly as it is about what we traditionally think of as mathematics. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

The Joy of Thinking: The Beauty and Power of Classical Mathematical Ideas - 36 30-minute lectures on 6 DVDs. Used book in Good Condition. Discover mathematics as an artistic and creative realm that contains some of the greatest ideas of human history. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. The joy of thinking is a course about fun, aesthetics, and mystery-about great mathematical ideas that arise from puzzles, observations of everyday life, and habits of curiosity and effective thinking.

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The Joy of Mathematics


The Great Courses - You'll investigate the powerful techniques for manipulating numbers using algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry, and probability in lectures that may hark back to subjects you studied in high school and college. If you have any concerns with your product, or want to request a replacement, please contact The Great Courses through our Amazon storefront for more information.

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The Joy of Mathematics - Lifetime manufacturer warranty. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Throughout these lectures, award-winning professor Arthur T. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Ready to exercise those brain cells? These 24 lectures celebrate the sheer joy of mathematics, taught by a mathematician who is literally a magician with numbers.

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Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science


The Great Courses - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. And while scientists are continually uncovering deep similarities between our behavior and that of other animals, they're also finding a wealth of insights into everything that makes us unique from any other species on Earth. Factory sealed DVD.

. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Why do we have bad moods? why are we capable of having such strange and vivid dreams? How can metaphors and symbols in our language hold such a powerful sway on our thoughts and actions? As we learn more about the mechanisms of human behavior through evolutionary biology, and other related fields, neuroscience, sociology, psychology, anthropology, we're discovering just how intriguing the human species is.

Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science - Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. 36 30-minute lectures on 6 DVDs. Used book in Good Condition. Understanding our humanity-the very essence of who we are and how we live our lives-is one of the deepest mysteries and biggest challenges in modern science. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses.

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The Neuroscience of Everyday Life


The Great Courses - Professor wang's insightful and playful approach, which assumes no background in science, makes these lectures a joy for anyone who wants to know how his or her own brain works. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. You'll investigate groundbreaking research in the past few decades is now able to explain such phenomena as memory, willpower, and spirituality.

Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. Open your eyes to how neural processes produce the familiar features of human existence with these 36 richly detailed lectures. You'll explore the brain under stress and in love, hallucinating, learning, sleeping, thinking, and just looking around.

The Neuroscience of Everyday Life - This is your chance to explore a discipline that is now going through its golden age, with the advantage that the subject is not some abstract entity. Manufacturer's warranty only when purchased from The Great Courses. While bringing you up to date on the latest discoveries in the field, Professor Sam Wang of Princeton University debunks persistent myths, including: that we only use 10% of our brains; that Mozart makes babies smarter; and that we lose brain cells as we age.

Thanks to the exciting new field of neuroscience, synapses, neurotransmitters, we can chart the workings of the brain and the rest of the nervous system in remarkable detail to explain how neurons, and other biological processes produce all the experiences of everyday life. He also sheds light on phenomena including pair bonding and monogamy; what happens when we "get" a joke; the neurological phenomena associated with haunted houses; and how we often act on unconscious information without being aware of it.

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