Professor Sam Wang, Ph.D.

Professor Sam Wang
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
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As a neuroscience researcher, I study how the brain is responsible for our experiences and thoughts. In this course, I wanted to relate that fact to people's everyday lives—from sensation to dreams to autism to Alzheimer's.
Dr. Sam Wang is Associate Professor of Molecular Biology and Neuroscience at Princeton University. He earned his B.S. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and his Ph.D. in Neurosciences from the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Wang is a well-known researcher in the field of neuroscience and has published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His work includes the discovery that learning mechanisms can act like all-or-none switches, and that bird and mammalian brains share similar architectures for generating complex social relations. Dr. Wang is also the coauthor of the best-selling popular book, Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys But Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life. The book has been translated into more than 20 languages and received the AAAS/Subaru Science Book of the Year Award in the Young Adult category. Professor Wang has been widely honored for his scholarship and his advances in neuroscience. He has been the recipient of an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, the Rita Allen Foundation Young Scholars Fellowship, a Distinguished Young Investigator Award from the W. M. Keck Foundation, and a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. He was also selected by the American Association for the Advancement of Science as a Congressional Science and Engineering Fellow, and he served on the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
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25 Courses and Sets

  1. Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Sam Wang
    4.4 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $319.95 Starting at $319.95 $374.95 $319.95$374.95
    Discover what the exciting field of neuroscience reveals about how the intricate inner workings of the human brain produce all the experiences of daily life. The Neuroscience of Everyday Life, crafted by distinguished neuroscientist and Princeton University Professor Sam Wang, covers a remarkable range of subjects in 36 richly detailed lectures. You'll explore the brain under stress and in love, learning, sleeping,...
  2. (Set) The New Science Of Health, Mind, and Body  Set

    (Set) The New Science Of Health, Mind, and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $2,034.60 Starting at $2,034.60 $2,399.60 $2,034.60$2,399.60
    We all want to be as healthy as we possibly can. But with the wealth of information out there—to say nothing of the dangers of misinformation—it can often be overwhelming to find a single source for authoritative, science-based facts and advice about how to achieve and maintain a healthy mind and body. Look no further than these courses, each of which brings the same reliable and comprehensive Great...
  3. (Set)  How We Learn & Neuroscience of Everyday Life Set

    (Set) How We Learn & Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  4. (Set) Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Science of Self  Set

    (Set) Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Science of Self

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90
    Get a solid understanding of the newest research on what it means to be human in this fascinating course set. First, The Neuroscience of Everyday Life brings you up to date on how neurons, synapses, neurotransmitters, and other biological processes produce all the experiences of everyday life, in every stage of life. Then, in The Science of Self, you explore the exciting field of human genomics and gain astonishing...
  5. (Set)  Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Powerful Memory Set

    (Set) Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Powerful Memory

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $474.90 $414.90$474.90
  6. (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness & The Neuroscience of Everyday Life Set

    (Set) Optimizing Brain Fitness & The Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
  7. (Set) Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Origins of the Human Mind  Set

    (Set) Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Origins of the Human Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Solve some of the most perplexing mysteries about the brain and the mind with this two-course set delivered by a pair of engaging, expert scientists. Start by discovering what the exciting field of neuroscience reveals about how the inner workings of the human brain produce all the experiences of daily life with The Neuroscience of Everyday Life. Then, get an authoritative guide to the latest information and...
  8. (Set) The Complete Guide to Understanding Human Behavior Set

    (Set) The Complete Guide to Understanding Human Behavior

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,134.75 Starting at $1,134.75 $1,339.75 $1,134.75$1,339.75
    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior; The Neuroscience of Everyday Life; How We Learn; Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition; and Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special...
  9. (Set) Memory and the Human Lifespan & Neuroscience of Everyday Life  Set on sale

    (Set) Memory and the Human Lifespan & Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $523.00 Starting at $75.90 $629.90 $75.90$629.90
    Uncover fascinating secrets about the way your brain works with this illuminating course set. First, embark on a startling voyage into the human mind and discover how the various aspects of your memory operate with Memory and the Human Lifespan. Then, learn what the exciting field of neuroscience reveals about how the inner workings of the human brain produce all the experiences of your daily life with The...
  10. (Set) Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science  Set

    (Set) Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Being Human: Life Lessons from the Frontiers of Science

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
    Discover what the exciting field of neuroscience reveals about how the intricate inner workings of the human brain produce all the experiences of daily life. The Neuroscience of Everyday Life, by distinguished neuroscientist and Princeton University Professor Sam Wang, covers a remarkable range of subjects in 36 richly detailed lectures. Then, join acclaimed neurobiologist Professor Robert Sapolsky for an undeniably...
  11. (Set)  Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Your Deceptive Mind Set

    (Set) Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Your Deceptive Mind

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  12. (Set)  The Secret Life of the Senses & The Neuroscience of Eve Set

    (Set) The Secret Life of the Senses & The Neuroscience of Eve

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  13. (Set) Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Understanding the Brain  Set

    (Set) Neuroscience of Everyday Life & Understanding the Brain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
    Go deeper than ever before into the mysteries of the human brain and how it works with this illuminating two-course set. The Neuroscience of Everyday Life examines the human brain while it's under stress, in love, learning, sleeping, thinking, hallucinating, and just looking around. Understanding the Brain strengthens your appreciation for the brain's marvels by giving you an authoritative guide to this...
  14. (Set) Improving Your Brain  Set

    (Set) Improving Your Brain

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $874.80 Starting at $874.80 $1,029.80 $874.80$1,029.80
  15. (Set)  Behavioral Economics & Neuroscience of Everyday Life Set

    (Set) Behavioral Economics & Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  16. (Set) Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior & Neuroscience Set

    (Set) Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior & Neuroscience

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Explore what the latest research in neuroscience and the behavioral sciences can add to our understanding of how the human brain evolved and functions and why humans act the way they do. In Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior, gain powerful insights into behavior we have all experienced but that has always been a mystery. And in The Neuroscience of Everyday Life, chart the workings of the brain and the...
  17. (Set) Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive & Neuroscience of Everyday Life  Set

    (Set) Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive & Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Understand how we can use the latest scientific findings on cognitive development of children to promote their long-term development, and take a deeper look at the field that seeks to understand how our nervous systems produce all the experiences of life, in every stage of life. In Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive, you’ll get practical advice on how to help children reach their full...
  18. (Set) The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience & Neuroscience of Everyday Life   Set

    (Set) The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience & Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Discover what neuroscience reveals about the intricate inner workings of the human brain in this fascinating course set. First, in The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience, you'll explore the neuroscientific basis for why religion and spirituality have played such a prominent role in human life. Then, in The Neuroscience of Everyday Life, you'll explore the brain under stress and in love, learning,...
  19. (Set) Biology and Human Behavior & Neuroscience of Everyday Life  Set

    (Set) Biology and Human Behavior & Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Probe some of the most intriguing questions about how we think and behave every single day. Examine the interactions between the brain, mind, body, and environment—and how they influence how you behave and deal with others—with Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition. Afterward, explore how neuroscience has helped us better understand everything from decisions...
  20. (Set) How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals & Neuroscience of Everyday Life  Set

    (Set) How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals & Neuroscience of Everyday Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $474.90 $414.90$474.90
    Learn the science behind how the brain perceives color and discover what neuroscience reveals about how the intricate workings of the brain produce all the experiences of daily life. In How Colors Affect You: What Science Reveals, design expert William Lidwell teaches you the science behind color and how to tap into its power to create pleasing environments, products, packaging, and more in line with the message you...