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December 9, 2022


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This course covers the relation of structure and function at various levels of neuronal integration.

Topics include functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, sensory and motor systems, centrally programmed behavior, sensory systems, sleep and dreaming, motivation and reward, emotional displays of various types, “higher functions” and the neocortex, and neural processes in learning and memory

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to Brain-behavior Studies Unlimited
  • History and Goals, II Unlimited
  • History and Goals, III Unlimited
  • History and Goals, IV Unlimited
  • Cellular Mechanisms Unlimited
  • Neuronal Conduction and Transmission Unlimited
  • Synapses Unlimited
  • Introduction to CNS and its Evolution Unlimited
  • Evolution (cont.) Unlimited
  • Brain Subdivisions Unlimited
  • Transection Effects Unlimited
  • Spinal Cord Unlimited
  • Hindbrain and Midbrain Unlimited
  • Midbrain and Forebrain Unlimited
  • Development of CNS, Introduction Unlimited
  • Cell migration Unlimited
  • Influences on Axon Growth Unlimited
  • Axonal Sprouting and Regeneration Unlimited
  • Motor System, 1 Unlimited
  • Motor System, 3 Unlimited
  • Rhythms of Activity Unlimited
  • Sleep and Waking (cont.) Unlimited
  • Habituation, Novelty Responses Unlimited
  • Visual System 1: Anatomy, Ablations Unlimited
  • Visual System 2: Physiology (Orig: Ablation Effects) Unlimited
  • Visual System 4: Ablations (cont.) (Orig: Electrophysiology) Unlimited
  • Visual System Conclusion Unlimited
  • Auditory System Unlimited
  • Pain and Central Gray Area Unlimited
  • Hypothalamus and Feeding Unlimited
  • Drive, Reward Unlimited
  • Higher Functions Unlimited
  • Human Nature and Neuroscience Unlimited
  • Conclusion Unlimited

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology