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December 15, 2022

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Description

This course serves as an introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system. Emphasis is placed on the cellular properties of neurons and other excitable cells

Topics covered include the structure and biophysical properties of excitable cells, synaptic transmission, neurochemistry, neurodevelopment, and the integration of information in simple systems and the visual system

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to the Nervous System Unlimited
  • Membrane Channels and Signaling Unlimited
  • Ionic basis of the Resting Potential Unlimited
  • Action Potential I Unlimited
  • Action Potential II Unlimited
  • Neurons as Conductors: Propagation of the Action Potential Unlimited
  • Electrical and Chemical Synaptic Transmission Unlimited
  • Mechanisms of Transmitter Release at Synapses Unlimited
  • Indirect Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission Unlimited
  • Biochemistry of Synaptic Transmission Unlimited
  • Learning and Memory I Unlimited
  • Learning and Memory II Unlimited
  • From Genes to Structure to Behavior Unlimited
  • Nervous System Development I Unlimited
  • Nervous System Development II Unlimited
  • Axon Guidance I Unlimited
  • Synapse Formation Unlimited
  • Fine-Tuning Synaptic Connections Unlimited
  • Vision I Unlimited
  • Vision II Unlimited
  • Hearing Unlimited
  • Olfaction and Other Sensory Systems Unlimited
  • Pain and Thermoreception Unlimited
  • Higher Order Cognitive Function Unlimited

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