Very interesting stuff :) I couldn't wait to get started with new lessons. Would love to see a follow up course discussing more advance and complex neuroeconomics papers in the future.
fantastic new topic. Despite his accent, Professor Klucharov has taught this difficult topic very nicely.\n\nEnjoyed every moment of it and learnt so much despite being a Neurologist.
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My background is in Economics and I was looking for ways in which Neurosciences could inform Economics. What I liked most was to get to know some studies in which different decisions are made when specific parts of the brain are deactivated or hormone levels interfered. Additionally, it was very nice to recall some of the insights biology and evolutionary theories have to offer when attempting to understand human behavior, alone and in groups. Finally, I really enjoyed some of the discussions with experts at the end of each week - I got to know the current state of the art of well-selected topics.
What I disliked was the disproportion between the number of hours and content, although I am not sure whether some of it could be skipped... There were several applications to economic settings (let's say these imply decisions where utility or value is at stake), namely self-control, risk-taking, loss aversion, competition vs cooperation, but I would have liked there to be some recap classes highlighting the direct connection between the brain area / neural phenomenon and the observed behavior. The Professor could also show more enthusiasm (facial expressions, voice) since the course is many hours long.
Still, the content of the course was nice and covered several insights from the span of disciplines in Neuroeconomics. My impression is that the bridging of disciplines is still very young but has a lot of potential. Good job!
by Denis W•
An amazing course on a subject that not a lot of people know about. It may get a little difficult sometimes but overall it has a good difficulty level for beginners.
The professor explained the topics in a great way and although he had a bit of a Russian accent sometimes, this was not a problem in any way. However (and I think this is actually a problem with the platform) the English transcription and subtitles had horrible mistakes sometimes. I like to use them to read as I hear and the errors were pretty distracting. (The worst one I saw was "nuclear psycho meds". Try to concentrate after reading that!)
Overall a great course and one I recommend if you want to know more about the science of decision-making.
by AO G•
I really enjoyed this course. It provided a nice description of the field. The professor did a great job of presenting the information. He made use of primary source graphs and materials, and even had guest lecturers who are well known in the field. Coming from a neuroscience background I thought it was just a bit simplistic, but not overly, and was a great intro to the field. Just what I was looking for. Personally, I would have liked a bit more depth into some of the data, but I also understand that people with different background may have found that confusing. Overall, I would suggest this class.
by Panasenko M•
Thank you so much!
The course was usefull to consolidate my profane knowledge form popular science books, and I've achieved my goal.
Yet, there is a point I'd like to draw attention to.
The feedback on the essays, got from other students, is actually poor. To my view, this could be much more productive to have option to pay certain amount of money and to get feedback from some HSE official. It may motivate students to write smth more substantial.
by Zita R•
The course was very interesting, and I keep referring to what I have learned. Yet, it seemed to be too specialized. I could easily follow with a neuroscience PhD in my pocket but I don't think others have this luxory although the topic might interest them. The exercises required too much theoretical knowledge, which didn't help to get a better understanding of the topic. I would love to see a "Neuroeconomics light" in the future.
by Dr. B A R•
It was really a fantastic course I have ever gone through. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and it will be very much helpful for my career and real-life as well. I thank my instructor professor for his motivation and guide. I also thank the University providing me this opportunity. I also very much grateful to Coursera for its mediation and for making the course reach me. Thank you very much.
by Siddharth S•
I found it to be a good starter course for the field, requiring no previous knowledge of the subject. Some of the matter, though, was overly repetitive, and the closed captions are very inaccurate.
Overall, I recommend this course as a basic insight into the field, the material is interesting and well-structured and it was fun to learn about this one specific aspect of neuroscience in detail.
by Arthur A V L•
This course leaned more on the theoretical side and less on the practical. Expect more neurologic research techniques and less real world applications. Which is OK. Very insightful. Tests could be a little more challenging. More interaction would be appreciate. An abrupt ending. Still a wide scope and easy to follow.