Cellular Neurobiology OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Biology Course by MIT on Cellular Neurobiology

Published Jan 31, 2009

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Then check out the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's free OpenCourseWare class, 'Cellular Neurobiology.' Part of the curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Biology or a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology, this class conducts a detailed investigation of how the brain and spinal cord function at the cellular level.

Cellular Neurobiology: Course Specifics

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Cellular Neurobiology: Course Details

'Cellular Neurobiology,' a free OpenCourseWare class offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is an introduction to the human nervous system. Based on lectures originally delivered by MIT Professors Troy Littleton and William Quinn, this online class provides an overview of the cells and neurons involved in the nervous system. The downloadable lectures explore important details, like the structure and properties of these cells, the chemistry involved in neuron development and how information is transmitted throughout the nervous system. Students also learn about synapses and synaptic transmission. The course also explores how the nervous system works at the cellular level, including learning, memory and vision mechanisms. Detailed lecture notes reinforce study along with problem sets and an exam. 'Cellular Neurobiology' is geared towards students on their way to a Bachelor of Science in Biology or a Bachelor of Science in Neurobiology. The course is also for students with a scientific background seeking to understand how the brain works.

This free course includes a syllabus, course calendar, a reading list, 24 sets of lecture notes provided by a student who took this course, three problem sets, four sets of midterms with solutions and downloadable course handouts are all included in this free OpenCourseWare package. Students can check out the 'Cellular Neurobiology' course page for more information.

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