Cellular Neurophysiology OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Undergraduate Biological Sciences Course on Neuronal Communication

Published Jan 28, 2009

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences offers this combined undergraduate and graduate course through OpenCourseWare. In 'Cellular Neurophysiology,' students study how neurons in the nervous system communicate and how that activity translates into vital functions like learning and retaining information.

Cellular Neurophysiology: Course Specifics

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Cellular Neurophysiology: Course Description

In this Brain and Cognitive Sciences class, students learn how nerve cells organize themselves and build pathways so they can effectively communicate with each other. They also discover how ion channels work in specialized cells and how they work with synapses to form a network that allows for various brain functions like emotions, memories and instincts. This nerve physiology class was taught by Professor Guosong Liu from MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences. Besides three books, this lecture course depends upon a long list of research studies published in scientific journals. 'Cellular Neurophysiology' could support students pursuing either a Bachelor of Science or a Master of Science in Neuroscience or related fields.

This class contains a reading list of books and articles, an assignment list and study questions. For more information on this Neurophysiology class, please visit this neural cell physiology course web page.

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