9.16 Cellular Neurophysiology


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Surveys the mechanisms of neuronal communication. Covers ion channels in excitable membrane, single cell computation, synaptic transmission, and synaptic plasticity. Correlates the properties of ion channels and synaptic transmission with their physiological function. Discusses the organizational principles for the formation of functional neural networks at synaptic and cellular levels. Involves discussion of primary literature. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has 9.40 as a prerequisite.

9.16 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by W. Xu.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 46-4062.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Cellular Neurophysiology site or on the 9.16 Stellar site.

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