Neuroscience 601

Fall Term Principles of Neuroscience Courses: Neuroscience 611, 612,and 613. Sequential moduals with each modual lasting 1/3 of the semester. Represents the first half of a year-long, graduate-level survey of neuroscience. The goals for these courses are: to provide students with a broad range of basic Neuroscience background knowledge, to provide students with a sense of how knowledge was obtained, by reading and discussing “classic papers” and to provide students with a sense of where the current frontier is, by reading and discussing very recent papers. Each week this class meets for 4-6 hours, with a mix of lectures and discussion. These courses constitute the first half of a comprehensive introduction of neuroscience.

611- Neuropharmacology covers binding relationships: pharmodynamics; Glutamate: GABA; Acetylchlorine; dopamine adrenergic and serotonergic transmission; Opioi d Systems, Neuropeptides and a number of other topics.

612- Neural Development covers Neurogenesis, Neuronal activity and critical periods; axon growth; degeneration and regeneration; Synaptogenesis; Neurotrophic factors and other topics.  613- Circuits and Computational Neuroscience covers network activity and computational modeling of neurons and neuronal networks; brain function and network interactions in multiple brain regions; EEG rhythms; motor control and consciousness. 

 613-  Neurophysiology, Circuits and Computational Neuroscience covers basic neurophysiology and network activity and computational modeling of neurons and neuronal networks; brain function and network interactions in multiple brain regions. 

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