I loved Virology I, the first class in this two-part series by Vincent Racaniello of Columbia University. Virology II, How Viruses Cause Disease, is a 12-week course. This post contains my notes from the course. (The Week 1 notes are omitted.)
I decided to take Drugs and the Brain, my third Coursera class, late last year when I saw it in the list of offerings. The 7-week course by Henry Lester of the California Institute of Technology began on January 5.
Videos 1 and 2 provide an overview of the course.
Video 3, What is a drug, presents information about nicotine, lidocaine, morphine, and botulinum toxin as examples of drugs. In the context of the brain, drugs: