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Professor H. Craig Heller, Ph.D.

Professor H. Craig Heller
  • Stanford University
  • Yale University
Keep those neurons busy!
Dr. H. Craig Heller is the Lorry I. Lokey/Business Wire Professor of Biological Sciences and Human Biology at Stanford University. He earned his Ph.D. in Biology from Yale University. Over the past three to four decades, virtually all biology undergraduates at Stanford have learned physiology from Professor Heller. In recognition of his outstanding performance, he received the Walter J. Gores Award for excellence in teaching and the Kenneth M. Cuthbertson Award for exceptional contributions to Stanford University. The coauthor of more than 200 peer-reviewed research papers, Professor Heller incorporates a wide range of topics into his research, including thermoregulation, hibernation, circadian rhythms, sleep, learning and memory, and human physical performance. His current focus is on the role of sleep and circadian rhythms in learning and memory as applied to the development of therapies for the learning disabilities associated with Down syndrome and Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Heller's laboratory is also dedicated to developing technologies for the efficient regulation of heat into and out of the body. Professor Heller is a coauthor of a leading college textbook, Life: The Science of Biology, now in its 10th edition, and the new biology textbook, Principles of Life.
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"Professor Heller has a great lecturing style, clear and straightforward. I did a little digging, and found out that he is regarded as the leading sleep scientist in America."

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11 Courses and Sets

  1. Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders Sale

    Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders

    H. Craig Heller
    4 out of 5
    69% of reviewers would recommend this series
    (52)
    Save up to $195.00 Starting at $24.95 $59.95 $24.95$59.95
    Examine groundbreaking research on the enigmatic phenomenon of sleep, straight from a scientist at the forefront of the field. In these 24 engrossing lectures, award-winning Stanford University professor H. Craig Heller reveals what happens in the sleeping brain all the way down to the cellular and molecular level as you investigate coping mechanisms for jet lag, shift work, and insomnia; parasomnias such as...
  2. Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas Collection

    Special Collection - 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    2.9 out of 5
    30% of reviewers would recommend this series
    (10)
    Save up to $170.00 Starting at $29.95 $29.95 $29.95$29.95
    The Great Courses has introduced millions of lifelong learners to some of the biggest ideas out there. Enjoy a collection of 36 lectures specially curated from some of our most popular courses and get a fresh learning experience in a wide range of disciplines. Religious writings that may have been forged; a universal template of world myths; the science of tasting colors—Join us for an intriguing tour of big ideas!
  3. (Set)  Secrets of Sleep Science & Understanding the Mysteries Set on sale

    (Set) Secrets of Sleep Science & Understanding the Mysteries

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $394.00 Starting at $48.90 $115.90 $48.90$115.90
  4. (Set) Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders & Stress and Your Body  Set on sale

    (Set) Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders & Stress and Your Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $403.00 Starting at $44.90 $106.90 $44.90$106.90
  5. (Set)  Secrets of Sleep Science & Science of Natural Healing Set on sale

    (Set) Secrets of Sleep Science & Science of Natural Healing

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $394.00 Starting at $48.90 $115.90 $48.90$115.90
  6. (Set) Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders & Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age  Set on sale

    (Set) Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders & Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $500.00 Starting at $53.90 $129.90 $53.90$129.90
    Get an overall guide to healthy living, as well as an understanding of the importance of quality sleep to your emotional, physical, and mental health, in this course set rooted in the latest scientific research. In Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders, learn from Professor H. Craig Heller, a scientist at the forefront of this field, how sleep impacts virtually every aspect of our lives, from our...
  7. (Set) Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health & Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders  Set on sale

    (Set) Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health & Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $487.00 Starting at $57.90 $142.90 $57.90$142.90
  8. (Set) Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders & Memory and the Human Lifespan   Set on sale

    (Set) Secrets of Sleep Science: From Dreams to Disorders & Memory and the Human Lifespan

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $403.00 Starting at $44.90 $106.90 $44.90$106.90
  9. (Set) New Science of Healthy Mind and Body Set on sale

    (Set) New Science of Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $987.90 Starting at $182.90 $271.90 $182.90$271.90
  10. (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History Set on sale

    (Set) 36 Big Ideas & The Joy of Ancient History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $346.00 Starting at $53.90 $53.90 $53.90$53.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Begin by exploring 36 ideas – philosophy, science and more – that have changed the face of civilization. Then, dive into ancient history and hopscotch around the world and across time to experience the fascinating variety of what the past has to offer.
  11. (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas Set on sale

    (Set) Great Ideas of Philosophy & 36 Big Ideas

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $415.00 Starting at $84.90 $84.90 $84.90$84.90
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