Neurobiology

Summer 2019 First Session
Olympia
Day
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
6 Credits per quarter
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Neuroscience continues to be one of the fastest growing areas of biology and is at the cutting edge of technical and conceptual advances in the life sciences. If you want to know how animals touch, hear, see, smell, and remember things, then you need to study ions, molecules, cells, neural networks, brain structure and behavior. We will first learn about the function of the brain’s cellular computers: neurons. We will learn how neurons differ from other cells, how they generate electrical signals, and how they communicate with one another via synapses. We will then investigate how neurons cooperate in circuits by studying five sensory systems: vision, touch, hearing, taste and smell. Topics include the physical and chemical bases for action potentials, synaptic transmission, and sensory transduction; anatomy; development; sensory and motor pathways; memory and learning at the molecular, cellular, and systems level; and the neuroscience of some brain diseases. 

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Prerequisites

Students should have a year of college-level general biology. Please speak with the faculty if you do not have this prerequisite.

Summer 2019 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

First Session (6): 40034

Academic details

Fields of Study
Preparatory For

Biology, pyschology or medical/health related fields.

Credits
6
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

Schedule

In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
Day
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First Meeting

Purce Hall 2 - Lecture
Location
Olympia