This week begins one of the most popular portions of our curriculum arc, "A Users Guide to the Brain". We learn the basic biology of the brain, how the nervous system produces behavior, and how to "hack" the mind to get outcomes that leave us feeling in control and joyful.
This week we will be discussing neurons and neural networks, the structures where everything we feel, remember, and dream is written. All of our complex sensory preceptors and nerves send their signals back to the neurons to be parsed and interpreted.
There are heroes and explorers along the way. This week we will meet Santiago Ramon Cajal, a pioneering investigator of the structures of the brain, and Camillo Golgi, an Italian scientist who showed us the first images of neurons and originated Reticular Theory (which turned out to be not quite right).
Exciting stuff, see you in group!