Fall 2011 not offered
This course will deal with basic aspects of neuronal physiology, including the function of excitable membranes and the transfer of information between cells (synaptic physiology, neurochemistry, membrane receptors). In connection with each of these topics, consideration will be given to short- and long-term modification of neuronal function. Toward the end of the course, we will examine the neurophysiology of auditory perception in birds and mammals, focusing on the initial transduction of sound waves into neuronal codes.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(NS&B)(SISP)
Levitan, I. and Kaczymarek, L., THE NEURON Recommended readings of original research papers will be placed on reserve.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three hour exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
A basic understanding of DC electricity is useful.
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