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Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
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English

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 9 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English...

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Nutrition and the Brain

In this first week, you'll get a simple primer on the brain before diving into the history of nutrition and landmark studies on certain diets that can improve brain health....
Reading
13 videos (Total 50 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
Video13 videos
Structural Anatomy of Our Brains4m
Functional Anatomy of Our Brains7m
Neurological Diseases & Nutritional Health3m
The History of Nutritional Research, 1950s-1980s5m
The History of Nutritional Research, 1980s-Present4m
What Happens When We Eat5m
Insulin Resistance & Effects on the Brain3m
The Myth About Supplements2m
The Mediterranean Diet3m
The Ketogenic Diet3m
Intermittent Fasting3m
Your "Prescription"m
Reading5 readings
Course Outline and Grading Information2m
Brain Structure & Brain Activity [Handout]2m
Nutritional Research & Global Health45m
Insulin Resistance20m
Diet Resources30m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice20m
Week 120m
Week
2
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Exercise and the Brain

During our second week, we'll uncover what exercise does to the brain (including physical and mental exercises) and look at human and animal research that provides us with these insights....
Reading
7 videos (Total 40 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video7 videos
Animal Studies3m
Healthy Brains6m
Impaired Brains4m
Cognitive Training5m
[OPTIONAL] Interview with Dr. Lydia Fazzio13m
Your "Prescription"m
Reading2 readings
Physical Inactivity, Mice, BDNF25m
Physical & Cognitive Exercisem
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice20m
Week 220m
Week
3
Hours to complete
4 hours to complete

Meditation and the Brain

For our third week, we'll uncover the neuroscience behind meditation and mindfulness and recognize the effects of meditation on brain activity and brain structure....
Reading
8 videos (Total 64 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video8 videos
The Scientific Study of Meditation3m
Meditation & Brain Structure3m
Meditation & Brain Activity4m
Meditation, Emotions, & the Immune System1m
The Benefits of Meditation3m
[OPTIONAL] Interview with Dr. Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi41m
Your "Prescription"1m
Reading3 readings
What Is Mindfulness?2m
Meditation's Effectsm
Meditation Resourcesm
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice20m
Week 320m
Week
4
Hours to complete
3 hours to complete

Sleep and the Brain

In this final week, we'll look at how sleep works as an active process in the brain, assess the effects of sleep deprivation, and consider helpful practices for improved sleep and brain health....
Reading
6 videos (Total 26 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
The Biology of Waking and Sleeping4m
What Happens During Sleep?3m
Chronic Diseases5m
Reviewing The Data5m
Your "Prescription"4m
Reading3 readings
Functions of Sleep30m
Sleep Questionnaires15m
Sleep Disorders and Healthy Sleep40m
Quiz2 practice exercises
Practice20m
Week 420m

Instructor

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Karima Benameur, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurology, School of Medicine

About Emory University

Emory University, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world's leading research universities. Its mission is to create, preserve, teach and apply knowledge in the service of humanity....

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