9.14 Brain Structure and its Origins


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Provides an introduction to functional neuroanatomy with a focus on mammals, aided by studies of comparative neuroanatomy and evolution and of brain development. Topics include early steps to a central nervous system, basic patterns of brain and spinal cord connections, regional development and differentiation, regeneration, motor and sensory pathways and structures, systems underlying motivations, innate action patterns, formation of habits, and various cognitive functions. Review of lab techniques. Optional brain dissections.

This class has 9.01 as a prerequisite.

9.14 will be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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