You will become intimately acquainted with the operational principles of neuronal “life-ware” (synapses, neurons and the networks that they form) as well as with recent ideas about how the dynamics of these networks generate the “neuronal code.” As an aperitif we will highlight present brain-excitements and for dessert we will discuss the future of brain research
I've taken quite a few courses through www.coursera.org, and they've all been excellent, but Synapses, Neurons, and Brains was exceptional; absolutely spellbinding. Professor Segev and his staff did a fabulous job. I highly recommend it, even - or perhaps especially - to non-specialists (such as myself) looking to expand their horizons. You'll be amazed; I guarantee it.