Neurobiology

Part 1: Neural structure and signal transmission

Week 1 – Introduction, history, cells, and ions

syllabus   week_01_slides

homework_1 Due Sept 05, beginning of class

Week 2 – Membrane potential and passive signaling

week_02_slides

homework_2 Due Sept 10, beginning of class

Nernst and Goldman simulator

Week 3 – Action potential generation and propagation

week_03_slides

homework_3 Due Sept 17, beginning of class

Week 4 – Synaptic transmission and signal integration

week_04_slides

Week 5 – Review and exam

neurobiology_exam_1_solutions

 

Part 2: Sensory and motor systems

Week 6 – Hearing and Balance

week_06_slides

homework_4 Due Oct 8, beginning of class

Week 7 – Smell, taste, and vision

week_07_slides

homework_5 Due Oct 15, beginning of class

Week 8 – Muscles and reflexes

week_08_slides

homework_6 Due October 24, beginning of class

Week 9 – Motor feedback and control

Navigation_Neuroclass

Week 10 – Review and exam

exam2_key

 

Part 3: Development and behavior

Week 11 – Neurogenesis and neuron migration

week_11_slides

homework_7 Due November 12, beginning of class

Week 12 – Axon growth, synapse formation, and learning

week_12_slides

Week 13 – Sleep and language

Week 14 – Neural disorders and mental health

Week 15 – Review and exam

 

Fall 2019: ZOO 4744/5875

prereq: General Biology I & II
text: Principles of Neural Science, 5th ed.
Kandel, Schwartz, Jessell, Hudspeth, Siegelbaum
McGraw­Hill, New York, 2013
text: An Anthropologist on Mars
Oliver Sacks, Picador, 1995

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