ESP Biography


Major: BCS

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: Not available.

Picture of Beata Jarosiewicz

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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S2444: Introduction to Neuroscience in HSSP Summer 2009 (Jul. 12, 2009)
The human brain is made of about ten billion neurons and more than one trillion neuron-to-neuron connections. Scientists can study the behavior of individual neurons and their connections like any other physical system. Yet they are only grazing the surface on how this remarkable network of interacting neurons can serve as the physical embodiment of our personalities, perceptions, memories, decisions, and habits. We invite you to come explore mysteries of the brain and the mind with us. In this course we will introduce you to what scientists know, and what scientists don't yet know, about the way the brain works. We will discuss current techniques in neuroscience research, and explore the field by dissecting sheep brains (optional activity).