Sunday, February 04
Steven Den Beste doesn't like to recommend Haibane Renmei as the first show for an anime newcomer to watch, in large part because it's too good. Once you've seen it (he says) it's all downhill from there. I don't entirely agree, but the point is well taken.
And I think I just did that to myself in another field.
I just finished listening to it today (except for lecture 10, which is AWOL), and I have to say that I would cheerfully pay for this series if they had it on CD or something. It's that good. Now, part of that is that it's a subject I've always been interested in but didn't think to take when I had the chance, but a lot of it is the presentation. Jeremy Wolfe is a brilliant lecturer, funny and engaging and able to clearly get the point across. You lose a little with the audio lectures because you're not there, but they are nonetheless superb.
I've tried listening to 9.01 Neuroscience and Behaviour, but it's just not the same.
So if you're at all interested in how your mind works, in what makes you you, in a riotous Freudian analysis of Hansel and Gretel and Snow White, I can't recommend this lecture course too strongly. Download it, evict some songs from your iPod, and listen to it on the way to work. Then you can come back here in a few weeks and thank me.
Posted by: J Greely at Sunday, February 04 2007 01:25 PM (2XtN5)
Posted by: michele at Wednesday, February 07 2007 09:47 AM (proA2)
Oooh. Downloading this.
I wish when I was in college I had the tech that I have now; I'd've liked to have recorded some of my profs, who were brilliant lecturers.
Posted by: bkw at Wednesday, February 07 2007 01:57 PM (bRLba)
Posted by: Teresa at Wednesday, February 07 2007 08:23 PM (gsbs5)
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