RES.9-004 | Fall 2022 | Non Credit
Nancy's Brain Talks
Course Description
Professor Nancy Kanwisher uses a brain imaging method called fMRI to study the human brain. Her website, Nancy's Brain Talks, is a collection of short videos that explore the different scientific techniques used to study the human mind and brain. You do not need any background in the field to understand the talks. …

Professor Nancy Kanwisher uses a brain imaging method called fMRI to study the human brain. Her website, Nancy’s Brain Talks, is a collection of short videos that explore the different scientific techniques used to study the human mind and brain. You do not need any background in the field to understand the talks.

Topics include:

  • What Kinds of Minds and Brains Do We Have?
  • How Can You Study the Human Mind and Brain?
  • Face Perception
  • fMRI Imaging of the Human Brain at Work

The site also includes lecture videos from Prof. Kanwisher’s undergraduate MIT course 9.13 The Human Brain. You can find a complete version of this course here on MIT OpenCourseWare.

Learning Resource Types
theaters Videos
Photo of Nancy Kanwisher  standing on the dark TED stage in the middle of giving her talk, wearing glasses and a bright red blazer
Prof. Kanwisher giving her talk “A Neural Portrait of the Human Mind” delivered at TED2014 in Vancouver, Canada, details how brain imaging research has mapped mental functions in the human brain. (Photo by James Duncan Davidson. License: CC BY-NC. Source: TED Conference on Flickr.)