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How The Brain Creates Mind


This course intends to introduce the human brain and its processes especially with regards to electrochemical activity, the issues of mind and consciousness. It also indicates towards further possibilities of research.
Anyone with an interest in Human brain can join. Just a basic understanding of Brain would suffice. It should be useful for students of Neurosciences, Psychology , Medical and people working at brain computer interface. 

INTENDED AUDIENCE:  Any one interested in Psychology, Physics & The Brain


UG/PG: Both UG and PG or anyone

Should watch the course links mentioned below

Biological basis of Behaviour-Prof.Braj Bhushan

A Beautiful Mind-Dr.Alok Bajpai

INDUSTRY SUPPORT: Health; Psychology; Brain computer interface


Dr Alok Bajpai has been trained in Psychiatry at National Institute of Mental health and NeuroSciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore. He did his DPM, MD and is currently practicing at Kanpur and is also the Psychiatrist with Counselling cell, IIT Kanpur. His research interest are in Physics of Brain, Sleep and EEG.


Week 1  : Brain to Mind-- and how do we know it---(essentially single neuron to multiple) Brain and gross specialization --- areas , right-left , association ,connectivity and our tools to learn including  EEG 
Week 2  : Being Conscious -- Dynamics --- how do we learn about it from EEG
Week 3  : Cognition,Memory,Emotion -- Normal and Pathology
Week 4  : Sleep Brain and Future-- with interactive session

  • Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness: Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience, 2nd Edition by Bernard J. Baars (Author), Nicole M. Gage (Author)
  • Principles of Neural Science, Fifth Edition (Principles of Neural Science (Kandel) by Eric R. Kandel and James H. Schwartz
  • The exam is optional for a fee.
  • Date and Time of Exams: April 28 (Saturday) and April 29 (Sunday) : Morning session 9am to 12 noon; 
  • Exam for this course will be available in one session on both 28 and 29 April.
  • Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
  • The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published.


  • Final score will be calculated as : 25% assignment score + 75% final exam score
  • 25% assignment score is calculated as 25% of average of  Best 3 out of 4 assignments
  • E-Certificate will be given to those who register and write the exam and score greater than or equal to 40% final score. Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kanpur. It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.