Neurobiology

Part 1: Neural structure and signal transmission

Week 1 – Introduction, history, cells, and ions

syllabus  

Week 2 – Membrane potential and passive signaling

Week 3 – Action potential generation and propagation

Week 4 – Synaptic transmission and signal integration

Week 5 – Review and exam

 

Part 2: Sensory and motor systems

Week 6 – Hearing and Balance

Week 7 – Smell, taste, and vision

Week 8 – Muscles and reflexes

Week 9 – Motor feedback and control

Week 10 – Review and exam

 

Part 3: Development and behavior

Week 11 – Neurogenesis and neuron migration

Week 12 – Axon growth, synapse formation, and learning

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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