9.16 Cellular Neurophysiology

Spring 2002

A graph of timing and amplitude of action potential vs. onset of calcium current in an axon.
Graph of timing and amplitude of action potential vs. onset of calcium current in an axon. (Courtesy of Prof. Guosong Liu.)

Course Highlights

This course features selected assignments associated with lecture content and readings.

Course Description

Surveys the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuronal communication. Coversion channels in excitable membrane, synaptic transmission, and synaptic plasticity. Correlates the properties of ion channels and synaptic transmission with their physiological function such as learning and memory. Discusses the organizational principles for the formation of functional neural networks at synaptic and cellular levels.
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Staff

Instructor:
Prof. Guosong Liu

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
1.5 hours / session

Recitations:
One session / week
1.5 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate / Graduate