15:361 Neurobiology [Melvin]

Prerequisite: 15:172 or 15:280 or permission of Instructor.

Neurobiology (the course) examines the biology of the nervous system and its relation to behaviour and disease. Topics covered begin with details of neuronal function, synaptic transmission and inter- and intracellular signaling systems. Gross organization of the central nervous system, sensory processing and major programming presentations will lead to consideration of select higher functions such as memory and speech. Assembly, development and plasticity of the system is considered throughout.

3 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week, one term.

Instructor: Neal Melvin