Introduction to Neuroscience

Primary visual cortex of the brain for human and monkey.

Cortical area 17 also known as the primary visual cortex of the brain shown for both human and monkey. (Figure by MIT OpenCourseWare. After figure 10.12 in: Bear, Mark F., Barry W. Connors, and Michael A. Paradiso. Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain. 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2001. ISBN: 9780683305968.)


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Fall 2007



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This course is an introduction to the mammalian nervous system, with emphasis on the structure and function of the human brain. Topics include the function of nerve cells, sensory systems, control of movement, learning and memory, and diseases of the brain.

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Bear, Mark, and Sebastian Seung. 9.01 Introduction to Neuroscience, Fall 2007. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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