Neural Basis of Cognition

The brain is an incredibly complex structure that is still far from understood. Neuroscience as we know it today flourished only in the past century; the advent of advanced imaging techniques has enabled us to learn much more.

This course is over and was focused on the neural basis of cognitive functions, with some emphasis on learning and memory. The class was supplemented with journal articles and select readings from other sources.

All lectures were recorded and hosted here and all supplementary details and discussion are available at the class' Google Group.

Human Anatomy & Physiology I

A University of Reddit class on Human Anatomy, level I.

We'll go over

  • Basics of Anatomy & Physiology
  • Basics of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cellular Biology
  • Integumentary System (Tissue & Gross)
  • Nervous System (Tissue, PNS, ANS, CNS)
  • Skeletal System (Tissue & Gross)
  • Muscle System (Tissue of Skeletal and Smooth, +120 muscles or so)
  • Endocrine System ...and may add more as time/interest allows

I'm going to try to show how cool the body is and all the amazing things that happen. So my approach will be to point out the really cool stuff. We'll need to cover some background/basics to get some of that. I'm doing that instead of focusing on just learning absolutely everything about the body (which I can't teach, and would be boring I think for the casual passerby). We will also go over how breakdown of systems shows us the workings of each system.

Insect Identification

A nine-part course focusing primarily on family-level identification of common insects. The main goal of this course is to provide a sound practical understanding of insect diversity that will assist you in classifying organisms.


The study of the structural, and hence functional, abnormalities that express disease. Pathos is Greek for grief, and logos for science. So simply- the science of grief or "dis-ease".

Amateur Rocketry

A course on rocketry which will cover everything you could possibly need to know about making a simple amateur rocket. From propellants, to aerodynamic surfaces, to evaluating data, this concise course doesn't miss anything out.