Introduction to Neuroscience

Photo of a human brain.

The human brain. (Image courtesy of the National Institutes of Health. Used with permission.)


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Fall 2005



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The course will span modern neuroscience from molecular neurobiology to perception and cognition, including the following major topics: anatomy and development of the brain; cell biology of neurons and glia; ion channels and electrical signaling; synaptic transmission, integration, and chemical systems of the brain; sensory systems, from transduction to perception; motor systems; and higher brain functions dealing with memory, language, and affective disorders.

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David Corey. HST.131 Introduction to Neuroscience, Fall 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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