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Skip to 0 minutes and 7 secondsHello. Alison Cooper here, welcoming you to the start of the Good Brain, Bad Brain-- Basics of the Brain MOOC. Throughout the MOOC, I've tried to use and include lots of real world examples so that you can help put this into context of your own experience. And I hope that during the discussion activities, you'll be able to add even more examples of your own. So I very much hope that you enjoy these next three weeks, and I hope that, by the end, you feel that you can better understand and explain the actions of your own brain in your everyday working lives.

Welcome to the course

Dr Alison Cooper welcomes you to the ‘Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics’ Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and briefly explains what we will be covering in the next three weeks.

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Course lead: Dr. Alison Cooper

The Good Brain, Bad Brain Program

This course is part of the Good Brain, Bad Brain program of courses. To learn more and register for the other two courses in this program, click here.

This course is also part of Going to University, a collection of courses to bridge the gap between school and higher education, and help young adults choose the right degree or career.

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Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics

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