9.15 Neural Circuits, Neuromodulatory, and Neuroendocrine Systems


Class Info

Studies how neural circuits give rise to behavior, and how neuromodulatory systems and pharmacological intervention can influence these processes. Lectures and selected publications cover the fundamentals of neuropharmacology, neuromodulatory systems, and approaches to understand circuit mechanisms. Provides a historical view of various neurotransmitter or neuromodulatory systems as well as an understanding of how research is conducted at the forefront of neuroscience today. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication provided. Students present a primary research article and also submit a research proposal which they have the opportunity to revise based on feedback.

This class has 7.29, and 9.01 as prerequisites.

9.15 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by K. Tye.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 46-3015.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a CI-M.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Biochemistry and Pharmacology of Synaptic Transmission site or on the 9.15 Stellar site.

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