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Mastering the Brain

Image Description Patrick Quinn
11 lessons
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1h 31m
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92%

Arguably the most intricate organ in our entire body, the human brain shapes our reality and life on this Earth every single day. But what exactly is the brain? And how can we better take care of this mysterious creature? This course will teach you the basic neuroscience behind the human brain, the essence of sleep, and what concrete actions each of us can take to improve the quality of our life and our own brain health. If you're ready to take your brain to a whole new level of functioning, understanding, and well-being, then this course is for you. Welcome to your new best friend – your...

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Stoicism: An Ancient Philosophy and Modern Practice

Image Description Logan Egleston
10 lessons
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36m
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91%

This course intends to use the principles of Stoicism I have studied over the years to help better the lives of everyday individuals. Stoicism is a practical belief system, yet it sometimes can be abstract like many other philosophies, so this course will bring these over-the-head ideas down to Earth to help people improve their lives.

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Most Brilliant Social Psychology Experiments

Image Description John Robin
10 lessons
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54m
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88%

The world of social psychology is full of strangeness. This course will cover 10 of the most brilliant and well-known experiments, many which will change your perspective on just how much control you have over your life and your surroundings. Some of it this will scare you, but most will intrigue you as well. From induced prison experiments to how marshmallows reveal our propensity for patience, you will learn why many assumptions and laws in our world are the way they are—thanks to the field of social psychology!

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Why Read Genesis

Image Description Robert Garland
20 lessons
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3h 3m
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100%

Genesis is one of the most original and influential books ever written. As well as being the first book of the Hebrew Bible, Genesis has had a profound impact on both Christianity and Islam. Its depiction of the Creator as an entity who learns by trial and error is both original and bold. Rarely has humanity's struggle to comprehend the mystery of existence been more effectively and provocatively explored. Genesis is also a rattling good narrative. It contains some of the most memorable scenes in western literature. At its heart lies the struggle of the Jewish people to establish their...

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The Theories of Sigmund Freud

Image Description Dr. Daniel McGrath
10 lessons
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47m
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100%

This course is designed to introduce you to the life of Sigmund Freud and to explore a few of his most significant ideas and theories. As one of the most prominent theorists in the history of psychology, Freud pioneered the design and implementation of talk therapy as a method for treating mental illness. In this course, you will learn more about Freud the person, his background, his beliefs, and his legacy. In addition, this course will provide a detailed overview of Freud’s key theories on the unconscious, human development, and personality. We will also discuss psychoanalysis, the first...

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Brain-Twisting Paradoxes

Image Description John Robin
10 lessons
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49m
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92%

There are paradoxes in our world that are so complicated, they can make your brain change shape. This course covers ten of the most challenging, brain-twisting paradoxes, collected across thousands of years of history from our greatest minds. Some even seem impossible—or at least, they tell us just how truly difficult certain truths are to grapple with. Take the challenge! Not only will you come out having tackled some of the world’s most mysterious problems, you’ll think differently about the world and bring these skills into your daily life.

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Human History and the First Civilizations

Image Description Brian Fagan
10 lessons
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51m
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94%

What happened in history before ancient Greeks and Romans? In this course, we’ll cover the story of humanity, from our origins in East Africa to the world’s first pre-industrial civilizations. Over ten audio lessons, you’ll learn about human origins some three million years ago, explore the origins of modern humans, ourselves, and our colonization of the Old World and the Americas. We’ll also explore the origins of agriculture and animal domestication and explain why the changeover from hunting and gathering took place. After listening to this course, you’ll have an entirely new perspective...

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The Philosophy of Happiness

Image Description Dr. Will Buckingham
10 lessons
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53m
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100%

What is happiness? How can we find a path to happier lives? Is there a single secret to happiness? Or does happiness mean different things to different people? For generations, questions about human happiness have preoccupied philosophers across the world. “The Philosophy of Happiness” looks at philosophers from Ancient China and Greece to the present day. It explores the varied approaches that philosophers have taken to thinking about what happiness means; looks at what some of the greatest minds in history have said about why happiness matters; and asks how we might be able to attain...

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The Rise and Fall of the Roman Republic

Image Description Louis Markos
15 lessons
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2h 22m
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94%

This series will guide its listeners on an exciting, 1200-year journey from Rome's mythical beginnings to the birth of the Roman Empire. Along the way, we will consider the legendary tales of Aeneas, Dido, and Romulus, the seven kings of the Roman Monarchy, the founding and growth of the Roman Republic, the bloody Punic Wars that pit Rome against Carthage, the equally bloody period of Civil Wars that almost tore Rome apart, the power struggles of Julius Caesar, Pompey, Cleopatra, and Marc Antony, and the rise to power of the young Caesar Augustus, who would become Rome's first emperor and...

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Understanding Your Brain

Image Description Betsy Herbert
10 lessons
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41m
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100%

This course will give a broad introduction to the fundamentals of neuroscience, covering just what exactly the brain is, what it’s made of, and how its individual components work together to orchestrate the astonishing range of feats we experience every day. We will begin by learning the grand anatomy of the brain, introducing each component part by part. Next, we will delve into the principles of neuronal communication, learning how information is transmitted in the form of electrical signals. We’ll then go on to explore how sensations from the outside world are experienced as perceptions...

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