9.97 | January IAP 2003 | Undergraduate

Introduction to Neuroanatomy

Course Description

This subject will be an intensive introduction to neuroanatomy, involving lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on laboratories, including a brain dissection. The course will not assume any prior knowledge of neuroanatomy, though some general knowledge of brain structures will be helpful.
A side-by-side comparison of the cerebellar cortex and the neocortex.
Comparison of the cerebellar cortex (left) and the neocortex (right). Note that the fiber tracks are white and the cell layers are tan. The white is due to the myelination of the fiber bundles. (Image courtesy of Schneider Laboratory, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.)