Communication In the Brain: What We Know and How We Know It

NEUR 1530 S02 [CRN: 18473]

Neurons communicate through the thousands of synapses they form. In this seminar-style course, we will explore the cellular and molecular underpinnings of synaptic transmission. We will then examine how synapse number and function can be modulated to shape circuit function during development, learning & memory formation, and in response to perturbations. We will develop scientific thinking skills and an understanding of experimental approaches in modern neuroscience by focusing on how the field investigates synaptic transmission and plasticity. All readings are from primary literature. Please request override through [email protected]
Fall 2020
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15:00 - 16:20 Mon, Wed - from Sep 9, 2020 to Dec 11, 2020
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