16 de dic. de 2020
This course has enriched my understanding in science. It has also encouraged me to do research in the field of Emergent Phenomena in future. Thanks to respected professors who made this possible.
7 de may. de 2017
i enjoyed all the different modules. I recommend they add more explanation to the chaos game assignment.
por Bryan F•
29 de may. de 2021
por Shaurya S•
6 de ago. de 2017
por Mario A•
3 de ene. de 2017
All the topics are quite interesting and surprising (and I mean every one of them), but all are treated like popular science with little insight. I had to read elsewhere to fully understand some topics such as reaction-difussion systems. All in all, I wish there was a version of this course for those of us who have no fear of mathematics.
por Karthik S•
1 de dic. de 2020
Good introduction to different facets of emergent phenomena. Maybe a closure talk laying out where we can go from here would've been great as well - for those who are interested in exploring further
16 de nov. de 2017
Could have been more mathematical. And could have included a section on space-time, since it's been a while that the notion of emergent space-time has entered the theoretical discussions.
por Victor S•
22 de may. de 2019
Good sampler course for those curious about emergent patterns across a variety of fields. Casual and fun, although the focus on peer graded assessments somewhat detract from it.
por CHI L L•
6 de feb. de 2019
A very good course in introducing advanced concepts in a simple way and have performed the spirit of multidisciplinary research very well.
por Joy S•
21 de feb. de 2018
Has new things I never thought about before. Really interesting.
por David G•
26 de mar. de 2017
I've learned a lot about emergent phenomena on this course.
por Бенуа М•
2 de nov. de 2019
por Omar G A•
31 de ago. de 2020
Es un curso interesante pero elemental
por Brent V M•
13 de sep. de 2018
I'm currently on the second module.
The first module, taught by Michael Dennin was great and got me really excited about this course.
The second module, taught by Donald Saari, is really bad. He takes a subject I find very interesting (Chaos), and makes it boring, prattling on in a very disorganized manner while mostly staring at his toes.
I hoping that subsequent modules are more like Michael Dennin's, which was very well done.
por Michael H•
22 de mar. de 2016
This course could have delved in more depth in the respective subject. What was presented was good but I felt that more could have been presented.
por Iain J•
25 de abr. de 2021
Some interesting content. Overall the program coulf have been more coherent. Some of the lecturers were poor.
7 de may. de 2017
por Marc L•
25 de jul. de 2017
Unsatisfying hodgepodge of examples without any formalism of a very exciting modern subject. Often too superficial and short (3h over 6 week?) for university level. Many lecturer's interview betray their misunderstanding of the course's intended central themes. The student is left wondering in each module what really makes these phenomena emergent beyond being macroscopic properties of complex systems of many agents. The module on consciousness barely attempts a satisfying definition, rather listing a bunch of functions associated with consciousness, and ends frustratingly with a perfect case study without exploring so many of the relevant questions. I'll expand a bit more on that last point: the lecturer says a person with separated brain hemispheres may have two answers to a question: "the left brain thinks yes, the right brain thinks no", and ends there. But what does the person actually think? Do they have 2 personalities, 2 consciousnesses? Or do they maintain a single consciousness, a single awareness? So many questions are raised, but again, the actual interesting topic of what consciousness is and how it may emerge from the brain is not really addressed.
In conclusion, this course gives the impression that emergence is just a vague idea that applies to many domains, but has not really been developed or researched yet. Disappointing.
por Miguel M G•
24 de nov. de 2018
The course is too basic and does not provide much insights. It is also a pity that there is not a forum to discuss with the other students. Overall the course seems managed in a very lazy manner as compared to other coursera courses.
por Daniel H M•
28 de may. de 2019
It is a basic course, I was expecting to be more immersed in the mathematical details. There are a few recommendations, however, it was not what I was looking for.
por jadoul m•
2 de nov. de 2018
Reductionism versus emergence: merely a short-sighted and fashionable point of view. Nothing to learn here and no way to check that you learned anything.
por Jean-Philippe C•
8 de ene. de 2019