9.301J / 7.98J Neural Plasticity in Learning and Development

Spring 2002

Neurons grown in culture and labeled to measure plasticity in a living system.
Neurons grown in culture and labeled to measure plasticity in a living system. (Image courtesy of Liu Laboratory, MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.)

Course Highlights

Learning and memory comprise one of the primary fields in neuroscience today. This course covers learning and memory from the sea slug to the human. This site includes sample lecture notes, as well as an extensive reading list and related resources, to help students master the fundamentals of the field.

Course Description

Roles of neural plasticity in learning and memory and in development of invertebrates and mammals. An in-depth critical analysis of current literature of molecular, cellular, genetic, electrophysiological, and behavioral studies. Discussion of original papers supplemented by introductory lectures.

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Staff

Instructors:
Prof. Earl Miller
Prof. Guosong Liu
Prof. Matt Wilson
Prof. Susumu Tonegawa
Prof. William Quinn

Course Meeting Times

Lectures:
One session / week
3 hours / session

Level

Undergraduate / Graduate