Cellular Neurophysiology

A graph of timing and amplitude of action potential vs. onset of calcium current in an axon.

Graph of timing and amplitude of action potential vs. onset of calcium current in an axon. (Courtesy of Prof. Guosong Liu.)

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MIT Course Number

9.16

As Taught In

Spring 2002

Level

Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

This course includes:

  • Surveying the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuronal communication.
  • Coversion channels in excitable membrane, synaptic transmission, and synaptic plasticity.
  • Correlation of the properties of ion channels and synaptic transmission with their physiological function such as learning and memory.
  • Discussion of the organizational principles for the formation of functional neural networks at synaptic and cellular levels.

Liu, Guosong. 9.16 Cellular Neurophysiology, Spring 2002. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/brain-and-cognitive-sciences/9-16-cellular-neurophysiology-spring-2002 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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