Biology of nerve cells and cellular interactions in nervous systems. Lectures integrate structural, functional, molecular, and developmental approaches. Topics include neuronal anatomy and physiology, membrane potentials and neuronal signaling, synapses, sensory systems, control of movement, systems neuroscience and neural plasticity. Prerequisites: Biology/Biochemistry 285 or both Psychology 330 and intro biology. With Biology 494LI, this course satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BS-Biol majors.
- Teacher: Gerald Downes