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Exercise your brain this week with courses in neuroscience, engineering, history and more.

Starting This Week – 11/18/2014 to 11/23/2014

Light, Spike, and Sight: The Neuroscience of Vision — MITx — November 18, 2014
A journey through the eye, retina and brain, revealing how light translates into nerve signals that encode the visual world. Distill the mysteries of the visual system by posing questions and investigating them in a series of thematic, animated videos. This journey through the eye, retina and brain will (quite literally) change how you see the world. Enroll today.

Composite Materials Overview for Engineers — UWashingtonX – November 18, 2014
Composites are used in many industries today to enable high-performance products at economic advantage. These industries range from space to sports and include manufactured products for aircraft, transportation, energy, construction, sports, marine, and medical use. Enroll today.

China (Part 9): Communist Liberations — HarvardX — November 20. 2014
The modern period of ChinaX explores China’s transformation from empire to nation; its dramatic encounter with the era of imperialism; the rise of alternative models for a modern China; and the prospects for Chinese leadership in the 21st century. Enroll today.

Courses you can take anytime

CS50x: Introduction to Computer Science – Anytime, self-paced
An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. Languages include C, PHP, and JavaScript plus SQL, CSS, and HTML. Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming. Enroll today.

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