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Mammalian Cortical Circuits
BIOL 347
Spring 2019
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: NS&B 347

The mammalian cortex is where conscious perception and thought is generated, but the mechanistic details governing those processes are not well known. Studies of those circuits have revealed a heterogeneity of neuronal classes in the cortex and their proposed roles in these processes. Detailed wiring diagrams of local and long-distance cortical circuits are emerging, colored with dynamic connections that are helping us understand the cortex with these reverse-engineering strategies. Almost all of the readings for this course will be taken from the recent primary literature; areas of the cortex that will be studied include sensory cortex as well as studies of hippocampal cortical circuits.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM BIOL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: BIOL252 OR NS&B252 OR BIOL245 OR NS&B245
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(NS&B)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on JUL-23-2019
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