Hippocampal neurons stained with cox golgi method. (Image courtesy of Schneider Laboratory, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.)
This course serves as an introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system. Emphasis is placed on the cellular properties of neurons and other excitable cells. Topics covered include the structure and biophysical properties of excitable cells, synaptic transmission, neurochemistry, neurodevelopment, and the integration of information in simple systems and the visual system.
*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.