Spring 2020 not offered
NS&B 245, BIOL 599|
This neurophysiology course is mostly a study of how neurons send, receive, and integrate the signals that produce nervous system activity. Using the tools of electrophysiology (the electrical recording and manipulation of neurons), we can better understand synaptic plasticity, neuronal oscillations, and network activity. In the last module of the course, students will use their knowledge of a diversity of voltage-gated channels, neurotransmitter systems, and neuron categories to better understand the neurophysiology of epileptic seizures and sensorimotor systems and locomotion. We will also examine articles about human-machine interfaces that are being developed in the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy as well for the restoration of motor activity and somatosensation.
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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)
Weekly handouts will be distributed by the instructor.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three 1-hour exams.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
A basic understanding of DC electricity is useful.
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