HST.131 Introduction to Neuroscience

Fall 2005

Photo of a human brain.
The human brain. (Image courtesy of the National Institutes of Health.)

Course Highlights

This course features assignments and a full bibliography of readings.

Course Description

The course will span modern neuroscience from molecular neurobiology to perception and cognition, including the following major topics: anatomy and development of the brain; cell biology of neurons and glia; ion channels and electrical signaling; synaptic transmission, integration, and chemical systems of the brain; sensory systems, from transduction to perception; motor systems; and higher brain functions dealing with memory, language, and affective disorders.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .dll and .exe.

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Dr. David Corey

Course Meeting Times

Three sessions / week
3 hours / session