Developmental Neurobiology OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Bachelor Level Course on Developmental Neurobiology

Published Feb 12, 2009

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If you'd like to learn more about the structure and development of the human brain, take a look at 'Developmental Neurobiology.' This science class is offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and is part of a Bachelor of Science in Brain and Cognitive Sciences curriculum. 'Developmental Neurobiology' is for advanced students with a background in biology.

Developmental Neurobiology: Course Specifics

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Developmental Neurobiology: Course Details

'Developmental Neurobiology' is a free OpenCourseWare provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). This online class is adapted from a course originally taught by Professor Elly Nedivi. The course is for students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Brain and Cognitive Sciences who have taken advanced college-level science courses. 'Developmental Neurobiology' explores the brain's structure at the micro level by taking a detailed look at how neurons connect to create neural systems. Specific topics include how neurons form complex patterns, the movement of neurons through the brain and how neural synapses are formed. Lectures also examine how different activities impact the formation of the brain, important phases of brain development and how brain structure influences various behaviors. This course is best suited for advanced students who are already enrolled in a similar course but need some extra reference materials.

This free OpenCourseWare includes a syllabus, course schedule, bibliography, examples of student presentations and exam questions from a midterm exam. To learn more, visit the Developmental Neurobiology course page.

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