How does the human brain work? What really controls my motor skills or my memory or my personality? How does stress make people act differently? How do we decide what's normal? Who am I? These kinds of questions have been keeping humans awake at night ever since they first thought to ask them. When the answers couldn't be found, humans invented myths to explain how everything in the world works, including us. Although they were convenient at the time, these answers were insufficient. And ultimately myths were replaced by science. Today, the field of psychology helps mankind understand what really motivates us and why. In this course, you'll learn how the brain works, how it sends messages, processes information, and reacts to stress. You'll understand how memory, emotion, and gender are regulated by the brain, and you'll see how disruptive forces like social networks, psychological disorders, and therapy can change, harm, and heal our amazingly adaptable brains. You might still lay awake at night wondering about the great mysteries of the world. But after completing this course, you'll have a few less mysteries to worry about.